open source

My theme this week is organizational openness and transparency and today I'd like to highlight a fantastic example of an organization that has built a culture with openness at its core: Mozilla. Most of you probably know Mozilla as the organization famous for its open source Firefox web browser.... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Australia and New Zealand governments launch open technology initiative
The Open Technology Foundation (OTF) is a collaborative initiative that delivers results through a close relationship between the government sector, information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and academia across Australia and New Zealand. It will be a conduit to other similar peak... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Steve Schmid Feed
SPARKcon: Organizing creative thinkers with open source
How do you celebrate the creativity of your community without falling into a rigid planning process? You open source it. By tapping into individuals' passions, their willingness to collaborate, and creating a culture of transparency, you can light a spark that will inspire unpredictable--yet... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
I want YOU to open source
I recently went to the MIL-OSS ("military open source software") 2011 Working Group (WG) / Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics included the open prosthetics project, releasing government-funded software as OSS, replacing MATLAB with Python, the "Open Technology Dossier Protocol" (OTDP),... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by David A. Wheeler Feed
How to build a sustainable nonprofit the open source way
Building a broadly impactful and long-lasting nonprofit is no easy task. In addition to formulating a long-term mission, establishing community recognition, and developing ties to other organizations, traditional nonprofits must also secure regular sources of external funding. The cycle of worry... Read more
9 comments Posted 7 Sep 2011 by Mel Jonas Feed
Open source resources
We're happy to announce a new open source resources section. To kick things off, we've added pages that highlight open source conferences and events, organizations, and projects and applications. It's not much, but it's a start. We have lots of ideas, and want to make this more robust and improve... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The entrepreneur's dilemma: Justifying contributor agreements in open source
At the start of the summer, you may recall Project Harmony causing a certain amount of controversy on the subject of contributor agreements in open source communities. My position on them was and is that they are a rarely needed and exceptional tool that should be avoided unless essential,... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Sep 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Over the past two weeks, I've been reading the book Power and Love by Adam Kahane (thanks to Eugene Eric Kim for the recommendation).
3 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Open source is illegal?
Really?  Sadly, this isn't merely a provocative title, but rather is a real issue in some countries. The Slovak Republic is one of the few countries without localized Creative Commons licenses. Slovak copyright law does not consider open licenses such as CC or the GPL valid, because Slovak law... Read more
12 comments Posted 29 Aug 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America recently celebrated its second anniversary, and plans to recognize the individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the US government. Nominate an individual or project for an award. The categories... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed

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