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lightning in a bottle
Loïc Dachary, a Free Software developer and activist and the President of the Free Software Foundation in France, noticed something while attending the OpenStack summit in April 2012. As corporations joined the project and assigned developers to work on OpenStack, all of them knew about Free... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
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Meet Barry Peddycord III, a PhD student in computer science at North Carolina State University. He wishes academia were more open so work like his can reach as many audiences as possible. Barry's insightful comments on articles across many opensource.com groups enhance our conversations about the... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Today you might have noticed a few new things on opensource.com, like badges appearing under users in the comments. We're launching a points and badge system (in beta) for the site. We're still ironing out some bugs, but here's a little more about the system and why we're doing it. Meritocracy is... Read more
32 comments Posted 24 Jan 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
In my day job at New Kind, I spend quite a bit of my time working on brand-related assignments, particularly for organizations interested in community-based approaches to building their brands.
5 comments Posted 13 Jul 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Let's face it. There are tons of projects out there in the world being run the open source way today. While the great ones can accomplish unbelievable things, the bad ones, even the average ones, often fail to achieve their goals. In many cases, the failed projects still used many of the tenets of... Read more
7 comments Posted 7 Jun 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
A while back, I wrote an article about why the term crowdsourcing bugs me. Another thing that drives me nuts? When people confuse crowdsourcing and open source. My friend David Burney wrote an interesting post on this subject a while back highlighting the differences. 
31 comments Posted 15 Apr 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Last fall, a group of researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) released a study showing an abrupt leveling off in the number of editors and edits to Wikipedia, starting in about 2007.
20 comments Posted 8 Mar 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer had the idea to make a coffee table book about coffee tables? I always thought that was a pretty elegant idea. Well, a few months ago, some of the smart folks on Red Hat's community architecture team had a similarly elegant idea: Write a book about... Read more
6 comments Posted 22 Feb 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Interesting article in Forbes about the way Threadless, the awesome t-shirt company, thinks about community-building. For those of you who aren't familiar with Threadless, they do about $30 million in revenues with a unique cultural/business model that merges a community of t-shirt creators and... Read more
11 comments Posted 26 Jan 2010 by Chris Grams Feed