Like many, I was surprised-but-not-really when Pamela Jones announced that she would be retiring original content on the legal analysis site that grew to fame within and without the open source community as it rose to do battle with the incredibly audacious claims by The SCO Group that Linux was... Read more
7 comments Posted 19 Apr 2011 by Brian Proffitt (Red Hat) Feed
What does Google stand to gain from having so many open source projects? What about Twitter or Facebook? Why would companies freely give away software that cost them time, money and may help their competitors? Why is Github growing at an absurd rate, with over 2 million repositories? Why are... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Apr 2011 by Jim Brikman Feed
Medical costs are rising dramatically. Few consumers would dispute that. The U.S. government spent more than $2.3 trillion on healthcare in 2008, more than three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980—all according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
5 comments Posted 15 Apr 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
One of the talks at POSSCON's education track was John "maddog" Hall's presentation titled "FOSS Teaches You Twice or Three Times." A 42-year veteran of the computer industry, maddog has seen it all. He's since turned his attention to the field of education and the work of creating a nation of... Read more
9 comments Posted 13 Apr 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, host of Trend Hunter TV, and the founder of, the world’s largest network for trend spotting and innovation. He has been described as “a new breed of trend spotter” by The Guardian, “an eagle eye” by Global TV, and “on the forefront of cool... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Since the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is doing the brave work of open sourcing VistA, we felt we owed it to them to practice the open source way in our response to their draft request for proposals (RFP).
0 comments Posted 12 Apr 2011 by Karsten 'quaid' Wade (Red Hat) Feed
The VA has released a draft RFP to create a new open source project around their electronic health record system, VistA. This is a landmark event for both the VA and the open source community. The need for cheap and robust EHR systems is clear, and the VA has one of the leading platforms.... Read more
11 comments Posted 5 Apr 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Welcome to the Health channel on The stories we share and bring to life here are inspired by health innovation happening around the globe. We highlight how the principles of open source—transparency, information-sharing, community-building, and collaboration—are playing a vital role... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Apr 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
We asked you earlier what you'd ask 1,200 computer science professors about open source given the chance. So when I headed down to Dallas, Texas for SIGCSE 2011, the largest CS education conference in the world, I took your notes to the Teaching Open Source (TOS) birds of a feather session and... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 Mar 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
I first learned of the idea of OERu from a webinar coordinated by Steve Hargadon at's lecture series.
6 comments Posted 23 Mar 2011 by Joseph Thibault Feed