open source

Africa is the world's second-least developed continent--after Antarctica. If you look at a world map of computer science and open source contributions, you will be struck by the blank canvas that is Africa. We are quite isolated over here and don't really have the habit of open source participation...
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Grant Hearn Feed
Though it might seem to contradict the open source way, I believe it is essential for an open source project to register and protect its trademark. Think about it: You spend hours upon hours creating a project, writing code and building a reputation. The code is free, so anyone can use it, but your... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Jul 2011 by Tarus Balog Feed
This is the second part of a two-part article critiquing the output of Project Harmony.
20 comments Posted 11 Jul 2011 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
I’ve written before about the genuine renaissance open source software represents and the vast implications that openness provides. I’ve admitted that computer science, based on its relative unwillingness to share great ideas, has lagged behind other hard sciences in its understanding of how and... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Jul 2011 by Brian Gentile Feed
Do open source software and ballet have anything in common? Sure, they have some obvious differences. But they share an imperative to collaborate and a creative spirit. Anyhow, I’m a big fan of both, and I’ve been thinking about whether some of the lessons of open source could be applied to... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Jul 2011 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed
Harmony, the Canonical-led effort to provide a comprehensive suite of contributor agreements for open source projects, has quietly released its version 1.0, a year after Canonical general counsel Amanda Brock announced the initiative on opensource.com. During most of that year, Harmony's... Read more
22 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
After the recent economic crash, many governments had to overhaul both financial structure and fiscal regulation. The majority, including the US government, formed a plan of attack using the same bureaucratic and economic venues in use for centuries. Politicians come to the table with plans and... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Dave Maki Feed
On our last poll, you gave us some insight about whose salaries should be made public. This week, we turn the tables. Have your thoughts changed?
9 comments Posted 5 Jul 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
On our last poll, you gave us some insight about whose salaries should be made public. This week, we turn the tables. Have your thoughts changed?
9 comments Posted 5 Jul 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
I've been toying with the idea of the how the open source way fits into the certain historical moments. With the United States celebrating Independence Day (Fourth of July), I started wondering if open source had any influence in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. So I'll ask you...
11 comments Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

Pages