collaboration

On opensource.com, we talk a lot about collaboration without talking about a key ingredient for getting the maximum benefit from it: diversity. Without diversity within a collaborative group, the result is a larger quantity of the same thinking rather than the sort of dynamic interaction that... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Effective collaboration is essential for creating value. Indeed, it's one of the reasons we create corporations, because organizations are more effective than individuals at allocating resources. But knowing and doing are two different things. As organizations grow, collaboration can suffer—... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Mar 2011 by Leigh Weiss Feed
With only 1 day to go before SIGCSE, the "Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education" conference and the largest CS education conference in the world, my inbox has been filling with invitations to do this, see that, visit this booth, enter this raffle. For an introvert and first-time... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 Mar 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
SXSW Interactive gets started this week, and there are a lot of sessions on the agenda with topics related to the open source way. Music collaboration, open government, Creative Commons... nearly every time slot has at least one session I want to tell opensource.com readers about. Below is my "open... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I live in the middle of an ideological war zone. Wake County Public School System is the eighth largest school district in the United States, and one of the mostly highly regarded. But lately it's not been our graduation rate or test scores that make the headlines. It's the school board's decision... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Mar 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Sharing health information like diagnoses, lab tests, or prescriptions easily and securely has been a huge challenge for doctors, hospitals, and patients. In fact, many in the healthcare industry still exchange information by mail or fax. The Direct Project works to bring healthcare into the... Read more
2 comments Posted 25 Feb 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
An open source company is naturally a company that produces open source code for others to consume. But how does the notion of producing software code in the open affect company culture?
12 comments Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Marten Mickos Feed
The U.S. Department of Education just wrapped up a two-day conference, touted as a first-of-its-kind summit among teachers and their bosses—school board members and administrators—in an effort to get these historically opposing groups to work together to improve the nation's schools. About 150... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
"In 2004, six months after suddenly losing my father, I became a single dad. I was forced to give up my travelling position as an application specialist for a large ERP software manufacturer."   Aaron Nursoo first became interested in open source software because it was free.  He saw in it an... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2011 by Beverly Pearl Feed
Starting a business is always a bit of a gamble. But investing in a start-up is practically a guessing game. “A lot of venture capitalists will tell you that for early stage investment they don't have any real way of knowing which businesses will succeed,” said Marc Dangeard, head of Entrepreneur... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed

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