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Tim Lee is, for my money, one of the most reasonable and thoughtful tech policy essayists we have. His latest, “Open User Interfaces Suck” got my attention, because he hits me right where I live. In his usual, respectful, level-headed way, he claims that open systems (like the open source... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Nov 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
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The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Global map
The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Read part 1 of this story about launching a weekend course to teach college students how to get involved in open source projects. After Saturday's classroom-style work, we used Sunday for an open projects day, where students could drop in and get help contributing to a project. Perhaps because we... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
If technology had its own version of People magazine, this week's cover story would involve pictures of Google and Facebook in opposing bubbles, looking angrily in each other's direction.
0 comments Posted 11 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
You may have noticed that when we have a webcast, we mention you can join us on IRC. You can also join us there any time. IRC is commonly used in developer communities, but it's easy for anyone to chat with. You may even have software already that will let you connect, and if not, you can use a web... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
From Blake Ross to Linus Torvalds, students are credited with major achievements in the open source community. But that's not the picture Yuvi Masory painted as he sat across the table from me at an OpenHatch meetup in Philadelphia.
18 comments Posted 5 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
A few months ago, I wondered: Can open source create better prosthetics? I've been meaning to revisit the topic and see what kind of progress the project is making. While writing that first article, I learned that the leaders of the project were struggling with collaborative tools and multiple... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Nov 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The Zimmer Twins is a Canadian project that combines crowdsourcing with children and animation. And makes money doing it. The site has been around for five years and accomplished quite a bit, but if like me, you're not Canadian and don't have pre-teen kid, you may never have heard of it.
2 comments Posted 2 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more
5 comments Posted 1 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed

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