open source

I was pretty excited to see the announcement about a sequel to Tron. The original movie was one that helped define my career as a bona fide geek. I still remember being wowed by the light cycles and over-the-top scenes. When I first started using Linux, one of the first open source games I played... Read more
11 comments Posted 19 Jan 2011 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
The results are in for U.S. agencies' use of open source, thanks to a scorecard released today by Open Source for America.  The Departments of Defense and Energy had the highest scores, largely due to the fact that they have "published agency-created software code as open source and provide clear... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jan 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Imagine it is 1912, but that the Titanic is fitted with an underwater radar system. Imagine that it senses an iceberg so large that even the captain can understand that by the law of conservation of momentum, the ship will be stopped in its path. Should the captain use the radar information to... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Jan 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Much of the problem with the current U.S. patent system involves haze. Whether it is ambiguity regarding what the patent covers or murkiness about whether the technology covered by the patent is actually new, patent plaintiffs regularly use this uncertainty to their advantage. This ambiguity–often... Read more
6 comments Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Erick Robinson Feed
Score another landmark for the mainstreaming of open source.  On January 7, the Administration issued a succinct, clear message to Executive Branch IT leaders: Don't discriminate between proprietary and open source solutions when it currently spends almost $80 billion dollars to buy information
2 comments Posted 10 Jan 2011 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
I'm pretty passionate about renewable energy. After I read Thomas L. Friedman's "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" I was sold on higher prices for gas and putting solar panels on every roof in America. In fact, I was so eager to contribute, I had 18 solar panels installed on the roof of my home. When I was... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
As we've described before, we have a unique organizational model here at Red Hat in that we've combined the more traditional Human Resources and Corporate Marketing functions into a single department that we call People & Brand. Thanks to this structure, we are able to explore the places where... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Jan 2011 by John Adams (Red Hat) Feed
For my birthday several months ago, I got a Kindle. No fewer than three people have since asked me, "What are you doing with a Kindle? It's not very open source-y." Confession: I love my Kindle. I only have one book to carry when I travel. I can play games. And it let me tweet from Paris over free... Read more
7 comments Posted 4 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Government can be seen as an answer to the often messy question of collective action. There are some things people need together, but since that’s not easy to coordinate, we set up institutions to do so. Over time, the government’s focus and expectations developed -- understandably -- to a place... Read more
6 comments Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
When I was approached nearly five years ago now and asked to put together an edited work on how libraries can use mashups to improve services, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that the topic wasn't going to be open source software instead. Before the ink had even dried on my mashups... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Nicole C. Engard Feed

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