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The state of open source in solar
Solar technology is exploding, despite what the cynics say. And so is progress. Companies like Solyndra, which looked like a good bet because it claimed a 30% gain in price-performance, crashed before take-off this year because price-performance improved 50%. In such an environment, the benefits of... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Nov 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
WEBCAST: Register now for "Drupal and Linux: Lessons learned for building open s
Join us for an Open Your World Forum webcast to explore how Linux and Drupal have evolved as two thriving open source communities competing in the enterprise world. Our guests, Michael Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, and Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal and co-founder... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
A community of practice is more than a website
A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Nov 2011 by sradick Feed
You've probably heard by now that today at 2 p.m., there will be the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which allows the president to address the American public within 10 minutes from any location at any time. But this Cold War era system has already been outpaced. It will air... Read more
8 comments Posted 9 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Has DRM ever been a real problem for you?
Digital rights management has a long history of not quite working, failing to stop piracy, and sometimes punishing legitimate users (and owners) of digital media. But has it ever stopped you from
13 comments Posted 8 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Has DRM ever been a real problem for you?
Digital rights management has a long history of not quite working, failing to stop piracy, and sometimes punishing legitimate users (and owners) of digital media. But has it ever stopped you from
13 comments Posted 8 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Open source hardware necklace
Peter Kirn at the Create Digital Music blog wants to know about your open source hardware music projects--or even just projects you know about. He writes:
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Webcast replay: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus
Micheal Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, moderated our October 2011 Open Your World Forum webcast with Clay Shirky. Tiemann and Shirky explored how the principles of open source are being applied to further advance our collective cognitive surplus.
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music
There are more than a few reasons digital rights management (DRM) has been largely unsuccessful. But the easiest way to explain to a consumer why DRM doesn't work is to put it in terms he understands: "What happens to the music you paid for if that company changes its mind?" It was one thing when... Read more
47 comments Posted 3 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Would you donate to open source, non-profits, or Occupy Wall Street?
We've had an interesting conversation on how the open source movement relates to  Occupy Wall Street. I recently saw a headline that Occupy Wall Street was able to raise $150,000 by mid-October and it got me thinking, would you be willing to donate money or time to the Occupy Wall Street movement?
10 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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