sharing

A potter's community: Mother of innovation
One of the great things about being a potter is the way that experience, tools, and tips are shared by those who love the craft. At my first lesson at the potter's wheel, I was blown away by the way my peers (who were strangers at the time) invested in sharing knowledge with the newbies. The more... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed
How open is too open?
Last month, we posted a survey asking, "If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?" We got a great response–279 people voted and there were several comments. One commenter remarked that we should have made it multiple choice, avoiding an all-or-... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Mar 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
OpenROV: Open source robotics seek sharing, travel, gold
OpenROV is a project that provides plans and software for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Currently, it's a series of prototypes, with the goal of a fully-realized design of an underwater exploration device. It was originally created to explore Hall City Cave in northern California. The cave has... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Mar 2012 by Joseph Ottinger (Red Hat) Feed
Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video
For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jan 2012 by Mike Esser (Red Hat) Feed
The well-field system: Open source 30 centuries ago
Where does open source come from?
2 comments Posted 7 Dec 2011 by Nicolas Pujol Feed
logical radical
When it comes to treating, curing, and preventing cancer, modern medicine has largely failed. You could argue that cancer is far too complicated to unravel in the few millenia we have been documenting it. Or that the billions we spend annually on research is far too little. Established incentives... Read more
8 comments Posted 1 Dec 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Marketing openness: Does sharing have a stigma?
Monica Potts has an interesting piece at The American Prospect about selling openness and the idea of sharing.
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Marketing openness: Does sharing have a stigma?
Monica Potts has an interesting piece at The American Prospect about selling openness and the idea of sharing.
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
The scientific method: it all starts with a simple, essential question. How can you "know" something? How can we gather knowledge and have confidence in the correctness of such knowledge? The lucubration of many smart minds over the centuries came to refine the following:
2 comments Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Luis Ibanez Feed
What makes a new medium successful?
If you missed Clay Shirky's Open Your World Forum Webcast last week, you may have missed his observation about how new forms of communication succeed or fail. The initial uses of a new medium do not always fortell their ultimate importance.
4 comments Posted 18 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed

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