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How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency
The publication, Guide to Owning Transparency: How Federal Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Transparency, was released earlier this month and is the result of an extended collaboration. The guide was sponsored by the US Office of Personnel Management (formerly the US Civil Service Commission... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Oct 2011 by Tom Moritz Feed
The scientific method: it all starts with a simple, essential question. How can you "know" something? How can we gather knowledge and have confidence in the correctness of such knowledge? The lucubration of many smart minds over the centuries came to refine the following:
2 comments Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Open education resources
Ahrash Bissell, project manager for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and former executive director of ccLearn (the education division of Creative Commons), posited to the attendees of the Open Education Conference that worrying about OER licenses puts the focus in the wrong place...
1 comment Posted 26 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Would you donate to open source, non-profits, or Occupy Wall Street?
We've had an interesting conversation on how the open source movement relates to  Occupy Wall Street. I recently saw a headline that Occupy Wall Street was able to raise $150,000 by mid-October and it got me thinking, would you be willing to donate money or time to the Occupy Wall Street movement?
10 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Would you donate to open source, non-profits, or Occupy Wall Street?
We've had an interesting conversation on how the open source movement relates to  Occupy Wall Street. I recently saw a headline that Occupy Wall Street was able to raise $150,000 by mid-October and it got me thinking, would you be willing to donate money or time to the Occupy Wall Street movement?
10 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Drug companies try sharing
The multi-billion-dollar drug sector has endured a decade of under-performance. "Pfizer’s (PFE), Eli Lilly’s (LLY), Merck's (MRK), and Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMY) stock is trading at half of their value 10 years ago and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is faring slightly better at a negative 25%," reports... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Oct 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
FOSS meets IT Education at ACM-SIGITE
The Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in IT Education (ACM-SIGITE) met at West Point's Thayer Hotel on the first day of the three-day conference--and free and open source software (FOSS) was one of the top items on the menu. The conference offered a three-paper session and... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Stephen Jacobs Feed
Live from CapitolCamp2011
The third-annual Capitol Camp is an unconference held in Albany, New York (the State Capitol). The past two years of camp have also included a 'developer summit,' described on the website like so:
0 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker (Red Hat) Feed
Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail"
If you look at the evolution of the IT landscape over the past 30 years, you see two distinct trends: the continued growth of the IT dinosaurs (mainframe computing and mainframe wannabes like Sun) and the emergence of highly modular, adaptable systems, which, by their very process of evolution, not... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
BlueJ: From closed to open, an interview with Ian Utting
If you've learned Java in the past 10 years, there's a good chance you've encountered BlueJ or its younger sibling, Greenfoot. Originally developed by Michael Kölling, BlueJ provides a simplified development environment for novices learning to program for the first time. It features a minimum of... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2011 by Matt Jadud Feed

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