accountability

Open data
In March 2012 I reported in a post entitled “Open by design” a paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson entitled “The New Ambiguity of Open Government“. A discussion of the paper has now appeared on the World Bank blog by Anupama Dokeniya entitled “Opening Government Data. But Why?” [A thank you to... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Aug 2012 by Greatemancipator Feed
An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
60 Minutes did a segment on The Equity Project (TEP). TEP is a charter school that is publicly funded and privately run in New York City by founder and principal Zeke Vanderhoek. The goal of TEP is to prove that attracting the best teachers and holding them accountable for results is essential to a... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 May 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Leadership in most organizations is top-down. The CEO tells the VP, who tells the director, who tells the manager, who instructs his employee to do work. Culturally most people are conditioned to think that's expected. But open source communities rarely work that way, and that's one of the oddities... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Feb 2011 by David Nalley Feed
Social media like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn enable ordinary people to do international live broadcasting. It's little wonder companies worry about the potential damage to their brand or reputation from wayward tweeting employees, and I am told many a celebrity's agent has considered adding a “... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Jan 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Most schools today involve rows of students seated at desks, looking toward a teacher. That teacher, who is the focus of all the students, holds the power in the classroom, but has little power to make structural changes within the school system. The educational system in the United States right... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Kiran Nigam Feed
Daniel Pink published an interesting piece over the weekend in The Telegraph about Netflix's innovative corporate policy of not having a vacation policy.
25 comments Posted 17 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed