release early release often

Why is innovation difficult?
The merits of failing faster are integrated with taking risks. Successful innovations only come after many failed attempts. Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, explores the intersection of open source and innovation in a Technology Academy Finland (TAF) post "What is Innovation?" Mickos says... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration
This should come as no surprise: Open source principles are great guidelines for conducting successful collaboration sessions. What wasn’t as obvious to me was that the different principles are more important in different collaboration situations. Imagine the concepts of trust, openness,... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
It's true. If you think about the characteristics of open source and the qualities of a successful relationship, you will find a lot of overlap. OPEN: You have to be open and flexible to make a relationship work. Going back to my favorite analogy in regards to open source software and... Read more
7 comments Posted 14 Feb 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Usually when Facebook comes up at opensource.com, it's because they've done something that's very much the opposite of open. But a blog post on FrameThink this week showed Facebook's more open side.
2 comments Posted 21 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend much of my time these days doing something I love—helping clients position and manage their brands. My experience helping build the Red Hat brand over ten years had a profound impact on the approach I take to brand positioning.
1 comment Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
As we've described before, we have a unique organizational model here at Red Hat in that we've combined the more traditional Human Resources and Corporate Marketing functions into a single department that we call People & Brand. Thanks to this structure, we are able to explore the places where... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Jan 2011 by John Adams (Red Hat) Feed
The open source community has a phrase for the principle of rapid prototyping: “Release early, release often.” The theory is sound: Don’t wait until a project is perfect to share it. Instead, keep producing work so more people can experience it, react to it, find bugs, and improve it. But does the... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
A few months ago, opensource.com ran a story on a textbook for college students learning programming (Can Professors Teach Open Source?, Greg DeKoenigsberg, Apr 6 2010). The textbook, "Practical Open Source Software Exploration," was created the open source way on the Teaching Open Source wiki. (... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Sep 2010 by Ian Weller Feed
This is the third in a series exploring the things I have learned from the open source way during my journey with Red Hat. One of the key tenets of the open source way is “release early, release often.” This means rather than keeping an idea or project "secret" until it is perfect, you go ahead and... Read more
4 comments Posted 22 Jul 2010 by DeLisa Alexander (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