open source way

The other day I was chatting with friend and digital strategy/social media expert Ken Burbary on the phone. He was advising a colleague on some good community-building techniques to consider when all of the sudden the following words came out: "You have to find your cheeseheads." What? I did a... Read more
4 comments Posted 15 Jun 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Poor words. As they get more popular, as we give them more love, we also keep trying to shove in new meaning to see if they can take it. In the technology industry, this happens over and over. Take "cloud computing," which used to mean something pretty specific and now means essentially "on the... Read more
6 comments Posted 21 Apr 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
A while back, I wrote an article about why the term crowdsourcing bugs me. Another thing that drives me nuts? When people confuse crowdsourcing and open source. My friend David Burney wrote an interesting post on this subject a while back highlighting the differences. 
31 comments Posted 15 Apr 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
The world of work has changed, but in many ways the model of motivation hasn’t. Are the traditional rewards of today’s organizations up to the challenge of motivating people to complete creative, complex tasks in creative ways? And can the open source way offer inspiration?
1 comment Posted 9 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
Where does open design and sustainability meet Tide? The open washing machine project.
0 comments Posted 24 Mar 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Gary Hamel, one of the world's leading business thinkers, has said that open source is one of the greatest management innovations of the 21st century. In his outstanding book The Future of Management, Hamel offered this tongue-in-cheek remark:
8 comments Posted 17 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
You may be familiar with the Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." In the open source way, the principle is sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping, or "release early, release often." The idea is that faster prototypes can lead to faster... Read more
12 comments Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
On you may often encounter references to "the open source way". My colleagues at Red Hat who use this phrase are, I think, looking at the most iconic, mature and commercially significant examples of the development model that is, today, closely associated with open source software,... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Dec 2009 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
The Duke Fuqua School of Business just posted Jim Whitehurst's presentation from their Coach K Leadership Conference entitled "Competing as a 21st Century Enterprise Among 20th Century Giants." You can watch it here.
0 comments Posted 15 Dec 2009 by Chris Grams Feed