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It’s scary to join an open source project
Think of the last time you walked up to a complete stranger, stuck out your hand and said, “Hi, my name is …” Depending on how often you do that, it was probably a scary moment. Before you walked up to the person, you had to steel your nerves, decide what you were going to say, and then... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Stormy Peters Feed
PyCon 2012
This month Santa Clara, CA, hosted the largest snake charmer gathering in history—but not the mass of individuals holding flutes, wearing turbans, and playing seductively at wicker baskets you might be imagining. Rather, this crowd was more likely to be found staring at laptops than a venomous... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Thomas Cramer Feed
Drupal innovation starts with open source
Drupal is built on the passion of users and developers. But what makes this premier open content management platform a case study for open innovation? Dries Buytaert, creator and project lead of Drupal and co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, focused his DrupalCon Denver keynote on... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
OpenROV: Open source robotics seek sharing, travel, gold
OpenROV is a project that provides plans and software for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Currently, it's a series of prototypes, with the goal of a fully-realized design of an underwater exploration device. It was originally created to explore Hall City Cave in northern California. The cave has... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Mar 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
Six ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day the open source way
Bet you didn't think St. Patrick's Day had anything to do with open source. You're wrong--here are six things you can do to celebrate the green day the open source way: 
2 comments Posted 14 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
SPARKcon: Art, music and success with open source process
Process over content. Aly Khalifa from Gamil Design and Designbox used this mantra to instill open source roots at SPARKcon—an annual event that showcases, celebrates, and influences the creative momentum naturally found in North Carolina's Triangle region.
1 comment Posted 13 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use open source when completing your NCAA tournament bracket?
The craziness of March basketball is here. Sports fans and offices around the world are filling out NCAA tournament brackets. Can open source help you make the right picks?
4 comments Posted 13 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use open source when completing your NCAA tournament bracket?
The craziness of March basketball is here. Sports fans and offices around the world are filling out NCAA tournament brackets. Can open source help you make the right picks?
4 comments Posted 13 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security
Drupal is a huge software project by any measure, with thousands of developers writing code for it and deploying websites and applications on it. Alongside Linux, Apache, and Mozilla, it is one of the largest open source projects in the world. This infographic helps explain the important work of... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed
Egypt revolution
"We're at an inflection point of the way journalism treats the web," Dan Singer said in the "Open Web, Open News: Reporters & Developers Remix" at SXSWi. "We're no longer simply putting things into channels." He and the panel discussed the difference between between being "on the web," which is... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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