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Video interview with Google's Open Source Director Chris DiBona on a "default to code" mentality

Opensource.com video interview with Chris DiBona

Opensource.com's Jason Hibbets recently had a chance to sit down with Google's Open Source Director Chris DiBona during the All Things Open Conference in Raleigh, NC. » Read more

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How open source is outliving the hype 13 years later

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Open source as a buzzword has lost much of its buzz. It’s not quite as dead as "SOA," but it’s definitely been supplanted by today’s favorites: the Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. Open source's demise as a hype label was inevitable—it’s hard to fake giving away your software for free (although there were more than a few companies over the years that were called out for being "faux-open source" with their freemium models or commercial licenses to the code). 
Thankfully, "open source" has outlived the hype to provide real value to the industry and to customers.

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Microgrid: A worthy challenge of global proportions

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How can open source concepts and technologies change the world? Help poor communities and build eco-villages? John S. Camilleri, EVP of Product Development for Green Energy Corporation, describes how microgrids can leverage natural resources in places like Haiti to help improve the standard of living. Based on a system Camilleri calls "Reef," each piece of the ecosystem is allowed to grow and thrive on its own merits. 

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Like any ongoing collaborative project, opensource.com will change and evolve over time. Your participation will shape it, improve it, and make it more relevant over time.

If you see a way to make opensource. com better, or if there's something that really bothers you, we want to know. This is our suggestion box, a place you can comment freely about anything - from the images we use to layout to the content itself. Noting of past mistakes is welcome, so long as you keep one eye on our future.

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