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Need a resume boost? Get involved with an open source project
There are a lot of excellent reasons to get involved with an open source project. You can learn a new language, improve your existing skills, be challenged by a community that is at the top of their field or even get better at managing complex distributed projects. There are also dozens of ways... Read more
4 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by Nathan McMinn Feed
What a stint with an open source project can add to your life
There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Some of the most amazing projects in the world have seen the light of day only because of the contributions of these selfless individuals. The same holds true for hundreds of open source projects from Fedora to Mozilla to WordPress. What... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Dec 2011 by Aseem Sharma Feed
How is your organization faring in the war of control vs. freedom?
In October 1969, when experts at the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) connected the first two nodes of what has now become the Internet, they probably weren’t considering the ramifications of their actions on future organizational cultures. But while these DARPA... Read more
6 comments Posted 26 Sep 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
OpenStreetMap Haiti
Before the January 12 earthquake, widely available maps of the country of Haiti had little more than a few highways and roads. The capital city of Port-au-Prince was a shaded outline that suggested a city. The problem was that Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, had been ignored... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jan 2010 by Andrew Turner Feed
Ushahidi Ushahidi means "testimony" in Swahili. Ushahidi.com was originally created by citizen journalists to map violence and peace efforts in Kenya after the 2008 elections. The Ushahidi Engine is a mashup of user-generated reports with Google Maps. It is now used around the world from its roots... Read more
11 comments Posted 18 Jan 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed