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As we've seen with recent protests in the Middle East, the information superhighway can all too easily be brought to a halt. Governments from Egypt and Libya to Yemen and Syria have, in recent months, cut Internet access to control troublemakers who utter such obviously dangerous terms as “freedom... Read more
6 comments Posted 5 Jul 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
"There is no standard Google anymore," says Eli Pariser in a recent TED talk. And he's right. Try it. Google the same thing as the person sitting next to you and compare the results. Chances are, they're different. According to Pariser, that's because Google uses as many as 57 different signals to... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
I can't bring myself to write a headline that involves the words "Google+," "Facebook killer" and a leading question mark. But that's no doubt what they're hoping for with this announcement, isn't it?
11 comments Posted 28 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Tough choices? After you vote, chime in on the comments below and join the conversation on how much transparency is too much?
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Tough choices? After you vote, chime in on the comments below and join the conversation on how much transparency is too much?
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Meet Pete Fein. To introduce himself, he'd tell you he programs Python, rides bikes, does yoga, and wears pants. He also acts as a liaison with Anonymous, but does not himself work on DDoS attacks or crack websites and passwords. Fein gave the opening keynote to Open Source Bridge, "Hacking for... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The Open Source Hardware and Design Aliance (OHANDA) aims to do for hardware what the Creative Commons does for intellectual property and the GPL does for software: open it up. By applying open source principles to trademarks, OHANDA hopes to free devices from some restrictions imposed by patent... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Last summer, an independent music label tried something refreshing. They put together a music event styled after the kinds of hackathons where computer programmers collaborate at a furious pace. They work quickly and collectively on whatever projects interest the group most--and this tactic usually... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Jun 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Sunday is Father's Day in many parts of the world, and while it's never too late to pick up another tie for good ol' dad (the 8-bit version is always a good choice), I've got a few more open source suggestions for you. iCufflinks
2 comments Posted 17 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Today The Linux Foundation announces the lineup of speakers for this year's LinuxCon North America, and we're pretty happy to see a lot of opensource.com contributors on the agenda. As a part of the event, the foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linux through various activities,... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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