An important way to think about "community software" is that if free software represents the ethics and open source concerns represents the technology, then community software represents the business. Community software is a way for those of us engaged in these activities to have a voice alongside... Read more
In this interview with Jeremy Hansen, software engineer and web developer at Red Hat, we explore his hobby for cosplay (short for costume play) and see the parallels to the open source way. Get some tips and tricks from the cosplay world.
We are proud to announce that Red Hat is now accepting nominations for the Women in Open Source Award. This award is the first of its kind, created to shine a spotlight on women making important contributions to an open source project, to the open source community, or through the use of open source... Read more
Interview with Bob Young, co-founder of the Linux Journal in 1994, co-founder and CEO of Red Hat from 1993 through 2000, and founder of Lulu.com where remains the CEO today. Prior to All Things Open in October where Bob will be speaking, he tells us about the role open technologies play at Lulu and... Read more
This article is part of Marten Mickos talk, Open-Source Business Models. In this part, he covers ways to turn your open source project into a business.
This year's keynote speaker at the annual All Things Open conference is Red Hat's DeLisa Alexander, executive VP and head of Red Hat's human resources operations. DeLisa is not only in a professional position to comment on gender and diversity in open source and tech but has also personally... Read more
In my guide, I wrote about doing your research by casting a wide net, then evaluating yourself (your skills, your goals, and your time). In this evaluation to find the right fit, I looked at my motivations and skills, made a list of goals, and named a few target projects. I evaluate four open... Read more
Heiko Rupp, a contributor to Opensource.com and Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead for the RHQ project at Red Hat, shares with us in this Community Spotlight the hardware he wishes were more open in his life. Heiko also gives a glimpse into his day-to-day on the RHQ-Project, an enterprise... Read more
On the difference between open source and proprietary development: the open process that accompanies open source development will help to ensure that the software will likely integrate into any given environment and that some bad habits are often avoided.
There’s now an accelerating trend of businesses adopting strategies reflective of the open source way—creating new value through development of some kind of purpose-driven community committed to open exchange and collaboration, prototype-driven solutions, and "the best ideas win."