Wikipedia

I’m always looking for interesting new communities to highlight here on opensource.com. Over the past year, I’ve covered everything from Wikipedia to OpenIDEO to The White House and am, frankly, overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new community-building efforts going on out there. Seems like every... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Mar 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Starting a business is always a bit of a gamble. But investing in a start-up is practically a guessing game. “A lot of venture capitalists will tell you that for early stage investment they don't have any real way of knowing which businesses will succeed,” said Marc Dangeard, head of Entrepreneur... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
How do you develop a successful open source business that lasts? Of the more than 250,000 open source projects on SourceForge, few will be successful at that goal. But one way they might think about how to do it is by doing it in reverse: What should an open source project or business not do?
6 comments Posted 15 Feb 2011 by Nicolas Pujol Feed
Over the past few weeks, the world has been consuming the newest set of revelations via WikiLeaks. The uproar caused by the release of the first set of diplomatic cables from a batch of 251,000 in WikiLeaks' possession is enough to take your breath away. A disclaimer: in this post it is not my... Read more
8 comments Posted 8 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
As open source software becomes more mainstream, it's easy to forget how amazing it is. Countless individuals, donating their time and sharing their brainpower, work to build a shared infrastructure on which the world's computing is done. Amazing. Even more amazing, in survey after survey, the... Read more
6 comments Posted 22 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
It happens all the time. You're at a party, someone asks about your work, and yet again, you have about 45 seconds to describe one of the greatest innovations in human history. There's the public utility metaphor. The shared infrastructure "like a bridge or a road" idea. Waterworks. Rural electric... Read more
7 comments Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
What differentiates Wikipedia from other reference books where you have no idea of the process that went into them is that the Wikipedia encyclopedia is an artifact of an active community. A large one, in fact, with about 41,000 contributors editing five or more times a month and 1,000 active... Read more
4 comments Posted 21 Oct 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On Thursday, Oct 21, opensource.com will host a webcast with Joseph Reagle, a leading scholar and expert on Wikipedia's collaborative culture. He is also the author of the new book on the subject, “Good Faith Collaboration.”
1 comment Posted 19 Oct 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
Find out the answer on Thursday, October 21 at 1:00pm (EDT) at the Open Your World webcast on "Good Faith Collaboration at Wikipedia" featuring Joseph Reagle. Register now, seating is limited.
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Find out the answer on Thursday, October 21 at 1:00pm (EDT) at the Open Your World webcast on "Good Faith Collaboration at Wikipedia" featuring Joseph Reagle. Register now, seating is limited.
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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