open thread thursday

open thread on open access
Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch of cautious optimism) the progress of California's Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609, for short), which has successfully moved... Read more
3 comments Posted 30 May 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Yesterday The Guardian reported on Living Stories, a Google Labs project tested over the last few months with the help of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now they're turning it over to the open source community. We've all heard that the face of journalism is changing. We've seen it with... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Feb 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
You may be familiar with the Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." In the open source way, the principle is sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping, or "release early, release often." The idea is that faster prototypes can lead to faster... Read more
12 comments Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
There's a lot of talk about openness and transparency in the world of business these days. So we wanted to ask: What does it really mean to be an open company? Where are you seeing companies act in a more open way? And where do you think companies can benefit most from transparency? We'd love to... Read more
15 comments Posted 27 Jan 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
Open questions ask a question each week. The topics vary from technology to art to the food on your table.We ask a question. You leave a response. It's as simple as that. Open Question #1: What would happen if we open sourced genetic engineering?
4 comments Posted 21 Jan 2010 by adrienne (Red Hat) Feed
Every Thursday we'll pose an open question in one or more channels on opensource.com. Today we start with the business channel. Our first question: What's one thing every company--no matter what size or industry--could do to encourage a culture of collaboration?
6 comments Posted 17 Dec 2009 by Jonathan Opp Feed