open source

Over the last couple years, many of us involved with open source in government have had discussions about what it means for citizen coders to become involved in state, local and federal efforts. There are all kinds of legal, ethical, and logistics questions that haven't been answered. Everyone... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Is there such a thing as the open source community? A related question was covered here before, about whether the word community means anything anymore. But, I still see the term “the open source community” regularly lobbed.
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
Over the last week, a handful of folks have reached out and asked me what I think about the events surrounding the launch, then crowdsourcing, then full repeal of the new Gap logo (if you haven't already heard the story, catch up here).
1 comment Posted 14 Oct 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Co-author: Bascha Harris What if you woke up one day, and every file on your computer in a particular format—say all your word processing documents, or all your photographs—no longer worked? Not that big of a deal, right? Just a few photos or files. But what if you're a photographer and it's your... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
This is the second part of a two-part series examining an open source publishing project--an art book--as a fund-raising effort. If you missed it, you might want to catch the first half in our archives. Publishing Print-on-demand self-publishing companies abound. The trouble with most of them--if... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Oct 2010 by Beverly Pearl Feed
During breakout sessions at Berlin's Free Culture Research Conference, Giorgos Cheliotis from the National University of Singapore led a discussion stemming from a recent conversation with Lawrence Lessig. The intention was a thought experiment comparing “free”--freedom and free culture—in the... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Oct 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
For those of us born after 1965 it's hard to believe, but Americans once viewed Japanese cars much like they do today's products with a “made in China” label: cheap, low-quality, possibly dangerous, and likely a knockoff of a better product.
0 comments Posted 8 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
In part 2 of this series on open education course tool NIXTY, Glen Moriarty, the organization's CEO, talks about the open source community and addressing NIXTY's challenges. Read part 1.
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Well, it seems that Google Wave isn't quite dead yet after all. Turns out, they're open sourcing a bit more of the project and asking for collaboration. (Ok, someone to take over.) I can't be the only geek who immediately thought of Monty Python and the Holy Grail upon reading the announcement.
5 comments Posted 4 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
During this afternoon's final keynotes at the Open World Forum, five panelists met to discuss a few of the challenges of geographical and physical barriers open communities face. The panel was moderated by Cedric Thomas, CEO, OW2 Consortium, who was joined by:
1 comment Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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