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a new dawn
As Luis Ibanez pointed out on Friday, Clay Shirky's latest TED Talk—exploring what open source version control systems may mean for democracy—is great food for thought. Shirky says tools like Git will one day transform democracy, because they will make it easier than ever for citizens to... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2012 by David Robinson Feed
make things better
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, Robert Mugabe has been the leader, and the fate of the country has largely been tied to him and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source on TV
You wouldn't think supporters of open source would be collectively discussing Disney's latest episode of "Shake It Up," but there's a first time for everything. Earlier this week, the children's TV show misrepresented the meaning of open source, reminding us that in film and TV script writers often... Read more
19 comments Posted 23 Aug 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Open source: It empowers me
Last month, we conducted a poll asking how open source might have enriched your life. We got a great response. Over 150 people answered, and the comments they left hinted at the personal impact open source has on individuals.
1 comment Posted 27 Feb 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
San Francisco will hold its second CityCamp, CityCampSF 2011, this Saturday, June 18, and include municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders “working on solutions for better communities and government.” The event is hosted by SF Department of Technology. We asked... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
After you vote, share your thoughts in the comments below or check out this article: The IT Reform Agenda: 'Cloud-first' and mainstreaming of open source.
1 comment Posted 11 May 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
After you vote, share your thoughts in the comments below or check out this article: The IT Reform Agenda: 'Cloud-first' and mainstreaming of open source.
1 comment Posted 11 May 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
On April 15, NASA concluded the first year of its Open Government Initiative by releasing a status report on 150 milestones of 19 open government projects and three flagship initiatives. "NASA continues to innovate on its approach to open government," said Nick Skytland of NASA's Open Government... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last Friday, while the first true revolution of the Web 2.0 era was reaching its climax in Tahrir Square, I was watching events unfold from within the U.S. State Department in downtown Washington D.C. I had the privilege to attend the two-day Tech@State: Open Source conference, an event... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Raymond Schillinger Feed

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