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2010 has been a fantastic year on the Business channel here at opensource.com. The Business channel's goal is to highlight examples where the open source way has been (or could be) applied to improve businesses. Not just in software development, but in the management, culture, operations, brand,... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Dec 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
We got a chance to catch up with some of the folks behind Project REALISE. REALISE is an acronym that stands for Refining and learning from online tools for Internet shared enterprise. The project focuses on accessibility and ease-of-use in the field of assistive technology, and has made... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster VOD, Vudu, and a slew of other video streaming services have been popping up left and right. Yet there's a big problem with most of these services: many of them suffer from the same mentality that the recording industry had in 1999--they are resisting the demands of their... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Dec 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
A funny thing happens as a Congressional session comes to a close. Priorities, whether political or policy, rocket to the surface.  It becomes a war of attrition, of who can keep things 'out of sight, out of mind' before people get tired and want to go home.   But, there are always numerous pieces... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Dec 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
Whether or not you're among the throngs hurriedly trying to get everything wrapped before the end of the week, it's a good time to consider some end-of-the-year giving. So why not send some money towards open projects?
1 comment Posted 20 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
While “open” normally has connotations of public goods, the idea of “open”–ness has been used for decades as a competitive strategy by firms in the computers and communications industries. Phrases like “open standard,” “open source” and more recently “open innovation” have been used to refer to... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2010 by Joel West Feed
Recognizing the role of open source and open standards in innovation, the European Commission released yesterday its long-awaited “European Interoperability Framework.” This official policy (the “EIF”)
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
The following is a transcript of the "Building a Better Boss" webcast with Bob Sutton and Polly LaBarre held on December 9, 2010. The webcast recap and recording are both available. Participants:    Chris Morse, Red Hat    Polly LaBarre, MIX    Bob Sutton, author of “Good Boss, Bad Boss” (and other... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
Netflix gets it. They understand the power of open source. Kevin McEntee, VP of Systems & ECommerce Engineering at Netflix wrote a blog post about how Netflix does more than just consume open source. McEntee highlights three key components of the open source way that typically equate to... Read more
29 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The story is told like this: A university constructs several new buildings on its campus. But rather than build sidewalks between buildings, they plant grass, let people walk, and wait. Pedestrians choose the most efficient paths--and over time the lines worn in the grass reveal where sidewalks... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed

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