freedom

If you haven't heard a keynote about the wonders of the cloud, you haven't been to an open source conference lately. But Mårten Mickos' LinuxCon cloud keynote was more than that--it was really a freedom keynote. "FOSS has an 'F' as in freedom, and in fun, and the future," Mickos said. "Many of us... Read more
1 comment Posted 19 Aug 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
So much of the leadership conversation centers around the question “how do I get more out of my people?”  I don’t think I’ve been at a conference or sat in on a conversation with business leaders where the subject—and that exact phrase—hasn’t come up. Now, without a doubt, bringing forth the full... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 2011 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Do you feel hamstrung by your company’s IT policies? Are the IT tools you have at home more up-to-date than ones you’re forced to use at work? Do you wish you had more control over your IT environment at work? If so, you’re not alone. A while back in the Wall Street Journal, Nick Wingfield dared... Read more
15 comments Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
Infamous hacker zine 2600—champion of freedom, transparency, and the technophile's playful spirit—has announced that it's begun compiling the hacker calendar, which will commemorate important anniversaries in technological culture.
8 comments Posted 10 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
I’m a capitalist by conviction and profession. I believe the best economic system is one that rewards entrepreneurship and risk-taking, maximizes customer choice, uses markets to allocate scarce resources, and minimizes the regulatory burden on business. If there’s a better recipe for creating... Read more
9 comments Posted 29 Apr 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Reading Amazon’s announcement about the recent Cloud Drive music service, I immediately thought of quite a few other moments where the music industry provoked a sense of overwhelming... disappointment. They just don’t get it. They. You know, The Music Industry. Sony... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Apr 2011 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
It seems everything has a special day--but you may not have run into Document Freedom Day, which this year is being celebrated on March 30th. Don’t for a second underestimate the importance of document freedom. It sounds dull - not just mundane, but the forgotten esoterica of the mundane - but it’s... Read more
2 comments Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Leadership in most organizations is top-down. The CEO tells the VP, who tells the director, who tells the manager, who instructs his employee to do work. Culturally most people are conditioned to think that's expected. But open source communities rarely work that way, and that's one of the oddities... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Feb 2011 by David Nalley Feed
Most economic theories (and many managers) assume that the best way to get what you want from workers is give them the right financial incentives. But most real people have lots of reasons for working besides just making money. They work to have fun, to socialize with others, to challenge... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Feb 2011 by Tom Malone (Red Hat) Feed
I was pretty excited to see the announcement about a sequel to Tron. The original movie was one that helped define my career as a bona fide geek. I still remember being wowed by the light cycles and over-the-top scenes. When I first started using Linux, one of the first open source games I played... Read more
11 comments Posted 19 Jan 2011 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed

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