Life

For my birthday several months ago, I got a Kindle. No fewer than three people have since asked me, "What are you doing with a Kindle? It's not very open source-y." Confession: I love my Kindle. I only have one book to carry when I travel. I can play games. And it let me tweet from Paris over free... Read more
7 comments Posted 4 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When I was approached nearly five years ago now and asked to put together an edited work on how libraries can use mashups to improve services, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that the topic wasn't going to be open source software instead. Before the ink had even dried on my mashups... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
What a great year on the Open*Life channel here at opensource.com. We had more than 150 posts covering how open source touches our lives. This is our year in review--a time to reflect on what happened over the last year and a chance to look forward to next year. I'd first like to thank all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
catalyst system
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies several qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery,... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
catalyst system
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies several qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery,... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
In the fallout of the controversial net neutrality order approved by the FCC today, they extend what at least on the surface appears to be an olive branch towards openness: the Open Internet Apps Challenge on challenge.gov. The challenge was launched with today's order approval and saying this... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster VOD, Vudu, and a slew of other video streaming services have been popping up left and right. Yet there's a big problem with most of these services: many of them suffer from the same mentality that the recording industry had in 1999--they are resisting the demands of their... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Dec 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
Whether or not you're among the throngs hurriedly trying to get everything wrapped before the end of the week, it's a good time to consider some end-of-the-year giving. So why not send some money towards open projects?
1 comment Posted 20 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Netflix gets it. They understand the power of open source. Kevin McEntee, VP of Systems & ECommerce Engineering at Netflix wrote a blog post about how Netflix does more than just consume open source. McEntee highlights three key components of the open source way that typically equate to... Read more
29 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Did you recently find that a stunning number of your Twitter friends spent their weekends discovering the miracles of acai berry? In short, Gawker Media account information was compromised this weekend, and the first place the information was put to use was a mass attack of Twitter spam.
27 comments Posted 13 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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