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There was a bit of news coming out the European Parliament recently that could be easily overlooked. MEP Indrek Tarand (of Estonia no less), along with some non-MEP partners, started the European Parliament Free Software User Group (EPFSUG). With goals like “assist people in using Free Software in... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
The February issue of DACS' (Data and Analysis Center for Software) Software Tech News focuses entirely on the U.S. Department of Defense and open source software.  However, even if you aren't interested in the use of open source in the military, there are still some gems that apply to all U.S.... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Revolution is easy. Nation building is hard. At Gettysburg Abraham Lincoln dated this nation's founding to the Declaration of Independence. We celebrate July 4 as our national day. Personally, though, I'm a fan of June 21. That's the day, in 1788, when New Hampshire ratified the Constitution. As it... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
One of the fun parts of blogging for PCWorld.com is getting reader response e-mails from all over the world. You never know who is going to read what you write. Sometimes they'll spot the blog post on the PCWorld Web page, or as a link in a tweet or even as a Google search result several months... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Phil Shapiro Feed
An open source company is naturally a company that produces open source code for others to consume. But how does the notion of producing software code in the open affect company culture?
12 comments Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Marten Mickos Feed
"In 2004, six months after suddenly losing my father, I became a single dad. I was forced to give up my travelling position as an application specialist for a large ERP software manufacturer."   Aaron Nursoo first became interested in open source software because it was free.  He saw in it an... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Feb 2011 by Beverly Pearl Feed
Governance is the word for open source in 2011. Governance breaks down to two topics, structures and process. The same elements that make for a stable democratic system also make for good open source governance. This doesn't mean you need a balance of powers, or a judicial branch. It means you need... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
I started pondering what qualities would define an open source city a few months ago when my friend Tom Rabon mentioned it to me one day. I was curious how the city I live in, Raleigh, NC, could attract other open source companies and be the world's hub for open source and a leader in open... Read more
15 comments Posted 21 Feb 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The fact that the State Department hosted a conference last week on open source shows how far the U.S. Federal Government has come in terms of tech policy. Yet the content at Tech@State: Open Source often illustrated that the road ahead is still long and arduous.
1 comment Posted 18 Feb 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Starting a business is always a bit of a gamble. But investing in a start-up is practically a guessing game. “A lot of venture capitalists will tell you that for early stage investment they don't have any real way of knowing which businesses will succeed,” said Marc Dangeard, head of Entrepreneur... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed

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