facebook

The R programming language is used for data visualization and expermiental analysis for the likes of Facebook and has a rapidly growing user base of more than two million. What began in 1995 as an open source academic research tool has evolved for use among commercial and industrial businesses... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Jul 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
The path to open source
Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Apr 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show podcast
The Dave and Gunnar Show is a new podcast series talking about government, open source, and a sprinkling of Red Hat projects. I recently discovered it and thought the opensource.com audience might enjoy it too. What do you think? Episode 10, Go Ugly Early particulary struck me. Give it a listen:
1 comment Posted 31 May 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open data center Facebook
Today, the many in the world focus on making things as environmentally-friendly as possible to reduce the negative impact daily life has on the environment to protect it for future generations. This includes major corporations, such as Facebook. Facebook is at the forefront of creating greener ways... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 May 2013 by Joshua John Feed
gadgets
That sticker from the conference you went to last week. A skin in the color of your alma mater. Two sleeves: a black one for meeting days with your coworkers and a goofy one for casual days with your peers. That strong, durable case that has saved your phone from many near-death experiences (with a... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
gadgets
That sticker from the conference you went to last week. A skin in the color of your alma mater. Two sleeves: a black one for meeting days with your coworkers and a goofy one for casual days with your peers. That strong, durable case that has saved your phone from many near-death experiences (with a... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on open source and "growing the pie"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced one of the most progressive open source policies in the US government. They reiterated the current OMB and DOD guidance by making open source commercial software, but they also went one step further: code they write is open by... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Apr 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I miss E-mail
I miss asynchronous conversation. I miss the ability to have an actual thread of thought preserved in something less ephemeral than memory, or in some chat log somewhere on one of my systems’ hard drives. I miss the ability to not be there if someone has an observation I’m interested in. I don’t... Read more
8 comments Posted 23 Feb 2012 by Joseph Ottinger (Red Hat) Feed
Department of Veterans Affairs goes social
In an effort to help break down long-perceived barriers between the Department of Veterans Affairs and its stakeholders, the VA announced that it has established Facebook pages for all 152 of its medical centers. By leveraging Facebook, the department hopes to continue expanding access to the VA... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail"
If you look at the evolution of the IT landscape over the past 30 years, you see two distinct trends: the continued growth of the IT dinosaurs (mainframe computing and mainframe wannabes like Sun) and the emergence of highly modular, adaptable systems, which, by their very process of evolution, not... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed

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