power of participation

open source communities
Whether in the US or abroad, most everyone is familiar with American Idol. While not an open source project or community, American Idol is a good example of the power of participation, and how understanding this power and providing value can be profitable. American Idol has perfected the art of... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Nov 2013 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
open source communities
"Every year, the art and science of community management is becoming more predictable," said Jono Bacon, the Community Leadership Summit lead organizer. It’s becoming a renaissance, and over the last few years the practice is starting to be written down and documented. It’s evolving.
3 comments Posted 23 Jul 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
20th century companies defined success by their hard assets. In contrast, 21st century businesses are based around information and ideas. In this video, Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, explores how we add value in today's contemporary business, and, by extension, as a society.
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
Meet Prabhat Jha. He founded an organization called Eejot, which means "light." Its mission is to improve and facilitate education in remote villages in Nepal. Recently, he traveled back to the village in Nepal where he grew up, and turned his vacation into an opportunity to give back to his... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jun 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
Every day I come to work, I get excited about the possibilities of the power of participation: to solve complex problems, to share knowledge, to bring people together. Opensource.com has been a great vehicle for me to learn and participate in a dialog about the power of open source principles–-... Read more
11 comments Posted 24 May 2010 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
A few weeks ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst wrote an article for BusinessWeek suggesting that Toyota might benefit from doing things the open source way when it comes to building the software inside its automobiles. From Jim's article:
4 comments Posted 3 May 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Companies that are creating massive value typically aren’t building a better mousetrap. They’re not improving on existing technologies or simply adding new features. Instead, they’re changing the business model. This was the message behind Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s keynote at today’s CED Venture... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Apr 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
"Open source is a good idea, but no one uses it in the real world." "We can't risk our business on open source--where are the major players?" "We need to know it can work." If you've worked in the IT industry for the past ten years or so, you can remember similar quotes.
6 comments Posted 17 Feb 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
Last night, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst gave a talk to a group made up of mostly students and faculty at the NC State School of Engineering.  Jim Whitehurst is in a rather unique position because he has managed both an icon of the 20th century corporation (Delta Airlines) and what we'd... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Sep 2009 by Chris Grams Feed