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People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs of service and poor infrastructure, according to a recent World Economic Forum report.
0 comments Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Francois-Xavier Ada Feed
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A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right. So,... Read more
36 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
pencils
A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right. So,... Read more
36 comments Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Citizen participation
As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their government, and election time is a good reminder that actually vollunteering time and resources is the best way to facilitate real change. Luckily we live in... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Nov 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
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Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, Robert Mugabe has been the leader, and the fate of the country has largely been tied to him and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open data
What's it like to work for your state government? What kinds of software are approved for use? How far do you think openness in government trickles down? I've been asked questions likes these as a Geographic Information Systems Technician with the State Department of Health and Human Services in... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2012 by Charles Rudder Feed
Internet censorship in Slovak republic
Last week, the Slovak Ministry of Finance proposed a revision of communication law by extending it to create a list of websites to be banned by all Slovak Internet service providers (ISPs). Even more disturbing, this list would be maintained by the tax office in Bratislava, a governmental office.... Read more
5 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
In my post last week, I talked about what I see as inefficiencies in the system design of many crowdsourcing projects. Today, I thought I'd stick with the inefficiency theme after reading a blog by Umair Haque entitled The Efficient Community Hypothesis (thanks to Rebecca Fernandez for pointing it... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Apr 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Do the cultures of proprietary companies impede innovation? Do open source companies need a different sort of leadership? I've got my theories, but I don't have much to compare it to from my own experiences. I've been at Red Hat, a very open culture, for seven years and did a two-year tour at... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Apr 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed