It’s scary to join an open source project
Think of the last time you walked up to a complete stranger, stuck out your hand and said, “Hi, my name is …” Depending on how often you do that, it was probably a scary moment. Before you walked up to the person, you had to steel your nerves, decide what you were going to say, and then... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Stormy Peters Feed
How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security
Drupal is a huge software project by any measure, with thousands of developers writing code for it and deploying websites and applications on it. Alongside Linux, Apache, and Mozilla, it is one of the largest open source projects in the world. This infographic helps explain the important work of... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed
Blue Drop Awards: Community recognition the open source way
The first-ever Blue Drop Awards are how the Drupal community recognizes peers for pushing open source content management to the limit. The awards are more than recognition--they’re a clever way to help market this growing open source community. And we already know that Drupal and open source go... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social network
How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already know that the outdated hierarchal organizational structure won’t work and if you are like many companies you are probably beginning to realize that... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Mar 2012 by Michael Cuthrell Feed
Community spotlight: 5 questions with system administrator Marek Mahut
Meet Marek Mahut. He's a system administrator in Brno, Czech republic, works for Red Hat, and has an interest in the public sector—particularly in how it can be more open and transparent. Marek has contributed several articles on public policy and transparency in government, including Open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open innovation--the passion behind the Civic Commons community
From the beginning, Civic Commons has been a dynamic community initiative.  What began in January 2010 as a simple wiki of open government policies and practices (originally called “OpenMuni”, domains for which were simultaneously and independently obtained by Code for America and OpenPlans),... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
Imdergrads and open source contributors without writing any code
This is the story of a college class taught inside an open source community. Last fall, I taught Release Engineering to a small group of undergraduates at Olin College, an engineering school a few miles outside Boston. The goal was to teach them how to become functional technical contributors to an... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Feb 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, military software development
Meet John Scott. He is a systems engineer in Alexandria, Virginia. Scott has worked extensively on open source software policy for the US government and military--and helped found MIL-OSS and Open Source for America. On, community is very important. We want to continue to recognize... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Feb 2012 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities
Non profits and governments...this is how open source works: If someone is doing something that is of value to you, help make it better. There have been two great examples of this type of behaviour on my blog over the past week.
0 comments Posted 10 Feb 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Open source at DrupalCon Denver
March 19 will be here before you know it. Thousands of people will flock to Denver, Colorado for a week of learning and networking with Drupal community members. DrupalCon is the official conference of the Drupal community and draws an international audience. If you are not familiar with Drupal, it... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed