Last week I attended the EPIC conference in New York City. One of the more interesting topics came by way of Saudi Arabia. If you haven’t heard of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, or KAUST, you’re missing out on one of the grander experiments at the intersection of government,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Nov 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open  Government Dialogue. Addressing a rare joint session of the Indian Parliament that brought together the two different houses -- the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha -- Obama said that as the... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Nov 2010 by Venkatesh Hariharan (Venky) (Red Hat) Feed
In the few weeks I have owned a smartphone (a Kyocera Zio with Android), I've been fascinated to see how many non-technical users are experiencing the power of open source for the first time. Between the proliferation of free and inexpensive apps in the Android Market and the numerous mobile... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Nov 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
Sugata Mitra began with a question: “What would happen if I cut a hole in the wall that separates my New Delhi office building from a neighboring slum... and embedded a computer for children to access?” What he found led him into over a decade of research on how groups of children, when left with a... Read more
16 comments Posted 12 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
For those of us born after 1965 it's hard to believe, but Americans once viewed Japanese cars much like they do today's products with a “made in China” label: cheap, low-quality, possibly dangerous, and likely a knockoff of a better product.
0 comments Posted 8 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
We live in a consumer culture in the most literal sense of that word. We aren't just making purchases. We are consuming. And more than just consuming, we are obliterating our world's resources at an alarming rate. We've become accustomed--and hungry for--changing styles with the change of seasons.... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Today the ribbon was cut on 2,000 square feet on NC State University's Centennial Campus where ten students have set up their projects in the new Garage, an incubator for student engineers. Spaces with names like Brainstorm Room, Idea Meeting Space, Hobby Shop, and Designer's Workshop are home to... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
So 19 months into the Open Government Directive, we seem to have a backlash. The government has spent millions of dollars collecting, organizing, and cataloging its data to make it more available to the public. An unprecedented effort. Some of this data is frivolous, some of it is valuable, but I... Read more
3 comments Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
“To get good ideas, you need lots of ideas.” This quote by Linus Pauling is a popular one among companies who hope to gain or maintain competitive advantage by continuously innovating. It’s also a concept at the very heart of open source development. If you’re reading this, I would venture to... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Sep 2010 by John Adams (Red Hat) Feed