the open source way

publishing the open source way
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the... Read more
19 comments Posted 5 Nov 2013 by Steven Ovadia Feed
open source in the military
Open source software offers the promise of a revolutionary transformation in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and government technology at a cost and pace that satisfies the competing requirements of shrinking resources and constantly accelerating global operations. While this technological... Read more
4 comments Posted 31 Jul 2013 by Adam Firestone Feed
Secret ingredient in open source
Open source has a secret. Do you know what it is? It has to do with a common characteristic found across successful open source communities that set them apart from others. For those that are new to open source, understanding the intricacies of how open source communities share, communicate, and... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Dec 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open thread
Let's talk about our community discussion list. It's a public mailing list we created some time ago to facilitate conversation about opensource.com. We envisioned it as a channel for communication regarding both the website and the community that sustains it—not the content we feature here. And we... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Team operating principles: the open source way
Matt Jadud and Mel Chua have been friends of opensource.com from the beginning. Together with others they "are working on (the) Craft of Electronics, a curriculum for college-level electronics in a craft-first (and theory-sometime-later) format, through learning from, participating in, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Collaboration in education, the open source way
Geographically, The FOSSBox at Rochester Institute of Technology and The SU Student Sandbox at Syracuse University are separated by less than one hundred miles. These universities represent the western and eastern epicenters of central New York. FOSS@RIT, center of gravity for all things free and... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
open source education and Montessori
I read with delight Steve Dennings article Is Montessori The Origin on Google and Amazon?. His arguments are firm, they accommodate a wide range of scientific facts, and they show what remarkable results can be achieved when we "follow the child." He writes well enough and clearly enough that I... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Aug 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Whoa. Thanks for all the feedback on the POSSE logo from everyone who voted and chimed in. Your comments are very useful. The final results, in order from favorite to least favorite, are below. Both the voting and comments overwhelmingly selected logo number one as the best logo. We tend to agree... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Jul 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
When I hear people in the technology industry talk about the benefits of open source software, one of things they mention often is their belief that open source software “gets better faster” than traditional software (David Wheeler has done a nice job collecting many of the proof points around the... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced in a post on his blog he was stepping aside and Google co-founder Larry Page would take on management of Google's day-to-day operations as the new CEO. Although Schmidt is staying on as Executive Chairman for now and will continue to have an ongoing role... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Chris Grams Feed

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