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Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail"
If you look at the evolution of the IT landscape over the past 30 years, you see two distinct trends: the continued growth of the IT dinosaurs (mainframe computing and mainframe wannabes like Sun) and the emergence of highly modular, adaptable systems, which, by their very process of evolution, not... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Why make a new open source software license?  MPL 2.0 (part 3)
In my previous posts, I discussed the new features of the MPL and the new compatibility between MPL and other licenses. In this final post, I'll summarize a few other small details about the new MPL that may be of interest to opensource.com readers.
0 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Luis Villa Feed
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Twitter offers customer service access on problems that you couldn't have reached before: the little things. (I've heard they count.) There's a huge opportunity for companies to interact with their customers in a way they haven't before, but a lot of them are still ignoring it. Or worse, they... Read more
4 comments Posted 15 Jul 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I participated in the first-ever Twitter @townhall meeting hosted by the White House on July 7. Of course, I wanted to see if my questions would make it to the big screen, but I was more interested in the participation and transparency of the event.
5 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
After the recent economic crash, many governments had to overhaul both financial structure and fiscal regulation. The majority, including the US government, formed a plan of attack using the same bureaucratic and economic venues in use for centuries. Politicians come to the table with plans and... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Dave Maki 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
What does Google stand to gain from having so many open source projects? What about Twitter or Facebook? Why would companies freely give away software that cost them time, money and may help their competitors? Why is Github growing at an absurd rate, with over 2 million repositories? Why are... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Apr 2011 by Jim Brikman 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
Twitter birds
Congrats to the winners of our Twitter/Identi.ca anniversary t-shirt giveaway (Identi.ca users noted in parentheses; all others are from Twitter):
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Twitter birds
NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. As our first anniversary approaches, we wanted to thank everyone who has followed us on Twitter and identi.ca. Not only are they the first place many of you see when we've posted new stories, but they've also been a great tool for us to meet like minds and find... Read more
8 comments Posted 18 Jan 2011 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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