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As 2010 winds to a close, many of you are celebrating, spending time with loved ones, perhaps considering your good fortune (and desiring to share it with those who've had less luck). Others are eyeing the start of fiscal year 2011 and preparing to balance the books--and do their good deeds for the... Read more
3 comments Posted 24 Nov 2010 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
For those who have been patiently waiting, the first round of Diaspora alpha invites has been distributed. They're planning to first bring in those who contributed via Kickstarter way back when this all began. Next those on their mailing list will start receiving their invites.
7 comments Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
As open source software becomes more mainstream, it's easy to forget how amazing it is. Countless individuals, donating their time and sharing their brainpower, work to build a shared infrastructure on which the world's computing is done. Amazing. Even more amazing, in survey after survey, the... Read more
6 comments Posted 22 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
It happens all the time. You're at a party, someone asks about your work, and yet again, you have about 45 seconds to describe one of the greatest innovations in human history. There's the public utility metaphor. The shared infrastructure "like a bridge or a road" idea. Waterworks. Rural electric... Read more
7 comments Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Build a community by throwing a big party. Straight-up advice from Ben Brown, cofounder of the product design firm, XOXCO, Inc. And that's just one little nugget of information about online community-building that Ben is sharing. He's got 15 years of experience doing this, so get ready to take... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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

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