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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
Clay Shirky webcast
Clay Shirky, known for his books Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody, studies the effects of the Internet on society and economics, and he wants you to think about how you spend your free time. Are you contributing to the trillions of hours of television passively consumed each year? Or are... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?
Collaboration is effective. Human survival depends on it, and great human achievements stand in testament. But anyone who has sat on a committee, organized a community, or led an open source software community knows it can be very difficult.
3 comments Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?
Collaboration is effective. Human survival depends on it, and great human achievements stand in testament. But anyone who has sat on a committee, organized a community, or led an open source software community knows it can be very difficult.
3 comments Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Success in the second year of the Open Hardware Summit
The Open Hardware Summit (OHS), now in its second year, brings together folks from all different backgrounds and truly represents a melting pot of those with interests in the open hardware (open source designs, firmware, software, process) movement. In fact, I’d argue that the open hardware... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2011 by Jon Masters (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Who should pay for free wifi?
In a previous poll, we asked if you thought every major city or airport should have free wifi. The results are mixed, but in favor of some
4 comments Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Who should pay for free wifi?
In a previous poll, we asked if you thought every major city or airport should have free wifi. The results are mixed, but in favor of some
4 comments Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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