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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
What makes a new medium successful?
If you missed Clay Shirky's Open Your World Forum Webcast last week, you may have missed his observation about how new forms of communication succeed or fail. The initial uses of a new medium do not always fortell their ultimate importance.
4 comments Posted 18 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
What makes a new medium successful?
If you missed Clay Shirky's Open Your World Forum Webcast last week, you may have missed his observation about how new forms of communication succeed or fail. The initial uses of a new medium do not always fortell their ultimate importance.
4 comments Posted 18 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Call for images: Collaboration challenge
At opensource.com, we take pride in providing compelling, creative-commons images for the content published by our community. Most of the images you see on the site come from our core team of designers here at Red Hat, but as our community grows, the job just keeps getting bigger. We need better... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Libby Levi (Red Hat) Feed
Webcast recap
Today Clay Shirky joined us for a webcast on how open source takes advantage of the "cognitive surplus"—the way we use our free time more constructively for a greater cause.
5 comments Posted 13 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Novacut delivers distributed collaboration in HD-SLR video editing
Most visual artists will use any camera handed to them to make their art, secure in the knowledge that it's not the camera that makes a picture, it's the camera operator. This holds true for post-production tools, as well, and most good video editors will make great art regardless of the video... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Should you donate to open source projects?
A project in which I'm involved, in the middle of a time of change, recently received an enquiry from a member of its user community. The enquirer was pleased with the software, concerned about the changes and wanted to provide support to the project to ensure it continued and as an expression of... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Oct 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Is Occupy Wall St. really an "open source protest?"
If you do a google search of "Occupy Wall St."+"open source," you'll find a lot of interesting reading. While there is some discussion of the technology and techniques used by the protestors, there is far more philosophizing about the open, leaderless, amorphous nature of the protests and the "... Read more
40 comments Posted 11 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Is Occupy Wall St. really an "open source protest?"
If you do a google search of "Occupy Wall St."+"open source," you'll find a lot of interesting reading. While there is some discussion of the technology and techniques used by the protestors, there is far more philosophizing about the open, leaderless, amorphous nature of the protests and the "... Read more
40 comments Posted 11 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Governance, control, and how to actually influence an open source project
A lot of groups fret about the governance and control of open source projects. Others tout their open, diversified, wide-ranging, and independent foundations as making them superior. People--and  companies--tend to be worried about making sure that they retain some type of influence over the future... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by David Nalley Feed

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