Open*Business: 2011 in review
The principles of open source continue to have a huge influence on the science of management. Collaboration, transparency, community, and rapid prototyping are used frequently to describe  management innovations that are taking place in companies around the world. We published a great collection... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Dec 2011 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment
"Interdependence is an extremely powerful social infrastructure that we can actually harness to heal some of our deepest civic issues, if we apply open source collaboration."  --Britta Riley in her May, 2011 TED talk Britta is an artist and technologist from New York, and owns a company called... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Dec 2011 by Beverly Pearl Feed
Get the right people on the team (and the wrong ones off)
No one would dispute that teams are critical to an organization’s success. Yet many teams feel they're not performing as well as they should be. Poor team performance, especially among teams that work across departments or functions, tend to breed silos, competing agendas, turf wars, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Judy Malan Feed
Inside NYSCATE: Moodle, GIMP, and other open source in education
As an educator, trained Linux systems administrator, and technology director for a K-12 school district, I have been actively involved with NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education), a non-profit organization that works to lead the transformation of... Read more
7 comments Posted 8 Dec 2011 by Don Watkins Feed
New report: Communities of passion
There are innovative organizations that most of us find inspiring because on the inside, they're essentially passionate communities. But what do companies like Google, Red Hat, IDEO, Apple, 3M, and W.L. Gore have in common? And what defines a community of passion, anyway? Over the past few months,... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Dec 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
logical radical
When it comes to treating, curing, and preventing cancer, modern medicine has largely failed. You could argue that cancer is far too complicated to unravel in the few millenia we have been documenting it. Or that the billions we spend annually on research is far too little. Established incentives... Read more
8 comments Posted 1 Dec 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems. Change by Us, a new digital platform that enables citizens to collaborate on projects for city improvement themselves, is a promising model of a new kind of civic engagement. Launched in... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Tug-of-war team
Not all work-from-home gigs are created equal. There is a vast ocean between being a member of a distributed team and just being a remote worker. The groups of "remote worker" and "distributed team member" are neither a super-set nor a sub-set of one another. Insead, they can be represented as a... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Nov 2011 by Bob McWhirter (Red Hat) Feed
This month, stories about people doing business the open source way have popped up in some surprising places. From an Israeli food manufacturer to the Wall St. Journal, here are some interesting news articles and blog posts on sharing, collaboration, hacking, and transparency I've read this month.
0 comments Posted 17 Nov 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
What a classroom will look like in 10 years
Technology is rapidly evolving. This evolution is occurring because people are sharing ideas, resources and themselves online 24/7. 
22 comments Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Sarah Fudin Feed