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One of my personal open source community highlights this year was joining the Open Source Initiative (OSI) board. I first discovered OSI in 2003 when I was asked to weigh in on proposed legislation in Oregon that was designed to mandate the use of open source by all state agencies. Yep, I actually... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jul 2012 by Deb Bryant Feed
Tim O'Reilly's 2012 OSCON keynote
Whether you're in Portland trying to keep up with everything, or at home and following along, here are some mid-week highlights from OSCON 2012.
0 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
OSCON podium
David Eaves (read his opensource.com posts) is an open government and open data expert with a background in negotiation theory. In his OSCON 2012 keynote today, Eaves described how the broad open source community has spent a lot of time wrestling with the art of community management and told... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open network
When I first heard of Chattanooga's municipal gigabit Internet project in 2010, the first thing I wanted to know was the name of the Linux user group in Chattanooga. When you combine gigabit Internet connectivity with open source software, the universe of possible products and services quickly... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
NPR reports on open source 3D printing
I first encountered 3-D printing in Cory Doctorow's Makers, a science fiction novel set in the wake of economic armageddon. In Doctorow's imagined near-future world, hulking industrial bulwarks are doomed. Malls are deserted. But garages are alight with innovative activity, as heroic,... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
OSCON
It's that time of year, again—the annual family reunion for many folks in the open source community, O'Reilly's Open Source Conference (OSCON). More than 3,000 people will gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to discuss a wide variety of topics from over 300 speakers on July 16-20,... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2012 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
TedX - Four Principles of an Open World
According to Don Tapscott’s "Four Principles of an Open World" TED talk, we are experiencing one of the most significant times in human history. Through the Internet and other innovations, we are able to collaborate like never before, and that change is having a profound effect on society. The... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Open source music
Last week, #RioPlusSocial was one of the top trending global topics on Twitter. Part of the United Nations conference on sustainable development (called Rio+20), Rio+Social welcomed throngs of activists, politicians, moguls, and artists to Brazil, to discuss solutions for a growing list of global... Read more
21 comments Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
fuel bubbles
FUEL stands for frequently used entries for localization, and the FUEL project [community wiki ; project website] is an open source effort that aims to solve the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in computer software localization. FUEL provides standard and consistent guidelines... Read more
4 comments Posted 25 Jun 2012 by Rajesh Ranjan (Red Hat) Feed
Submit your cow-laboration
We're designing a cow the open source way—with our communities. Red Hat is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Cow Parade. A three-dimensional cow will be on display as public art in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year's event is raising money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital. The Red Hat... Read more
5 comments Posted 22 Jun 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed

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