open source

The importance of Google Dart
Google is making its Dart system open source. This is very important, not just for open source. Dart is a structured language for web programming. That means you can actually build a website as you would write a little Javascript. In fact, Dart can be run on a Java Virtual Machine, or compiled... Read more
7 comments Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration
This should come as no surprise: Open source principles are great guidelines for conducting successful collaboration sessions. What wasn’t as obvious to me was that the different principles are more important in different collaboration situations. Imagine the concepts of trust, openness,... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Webcast recap
Today Clay Shirky joined us for a webcast on how open source takes advantage of the "cognitive surplus"—the way we use our free time more constructively for a greater cause.
5 comments Posted 13 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons 4.0 on the horizon
Creative Commons held its Global Summit a few weeks ago in Warsaw, with amazing international participation. Without question, the most-discussed topic was the upcoming 4.0 release of the licenses, including related issues and a lively debate regarding whether the licenses should be ported to... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Oct 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Hack4Reno - Open government with a shared purpose
Hack4Reno is a 24-hour hackathon being held on October 15-16, 2011. But you don't need to hack on code to be part of this movement. The goal is to build things that make Reno better by demonstrating the value of open data and open government. This event allows developers, designers, and citizens to... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Don Morrison (elskwid) Feed
Beyond car ownership
Americans, by nature, are not inclined to share. We have a culture of ownership—we want our own homes, yards, and even public schools. But if music television, radio commercials, and Bruce Springsteen are good indicators, what we want most of all is our own cars.
2 comments Posted 10 Oct 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Governance, control, and how to actually influence an open source project
A lot of groups fret about the governance and control of open source projects. Others tout their open, diversified, wide-ranging, and independent foundations as making them superior. People--and  companies--tend to be worried about making sure that they retain some type of influence over the future... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by David Nalley Feed
How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source
My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with regards to what exactly open source is and what its true meaning is. This view was limited only to the question “why should one give away his work for... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Aseem Sharma Feed
The uneasy relationship between open source and profit
Open source has always had an on-again, off-again relationship with profit. Richard Stallman's FOSS idea was anti-capitalist. Eric Raymond's open source attitude is profoundly pro-capitalist. Yet the first open source companies to emerge in the early part of the last decade used FOSS licenses, not... Read more
3 comments Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
Surfing the open data wave
During hurricane season, my attention turns to the Atlantic Ocean. I keep an eye on swell-producing storms and use a variety of forecasting tools to get to the right spot for the best surf. But I never really thought about the data behind the tools I use. There are many different stats brought... Read more
5 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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