Top 10 open business articles from 2012

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The top story in business this year on was the news that Red Hat reached one billion dollars in annual revenue. This is a major win for the open source software industry and the open source movement. "It is a victory for open source advocates everywhere," said CEO Jim Whitehurst. "No billion dollar milestone would be complete without honoring the open source community." And donations were made to several organizations that support the open source movement.

Other popular stories related to how other successful companies use open source solutions and methodolgies, like Twitter and SparkFun—even a call for Best Buy to get in the game. An interview with Doug Vann on what's holding Drupal back from more mainstream adoption sparked a healthy conversation.

Beyond that, our audience really got on board with concise, useful lists on how businesses can better understand, implement, market, and get the most out of open source. There is even some career advice in there for you.

Top 10 open*business posts in 2012:

  1. A billion thanks to the open source community from Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst
  2. The open source technology behind Twitter, Jason Hibbets
  3. Top 10 signs your company doesn't "get" open source, Guy Martin
  4. What's holding back mainstream Drupal adoption?, Jason Hibbets
  5. Best Buy saved by open source thinking?, Phil Shapiro
  6.  How SparkFun Electronics built their open hardware business, Chris Clark
  7. Four insights to selling and marketing open source software, Paul Salazar
  8. Need a resume boost? Get involved with an open source project, Nathan McMinn
  9. Robin Miller's formula for a successful open source career, Bryan Behrenshausen 
  10. Five principles of an open source company, Alexander Mitnikov
complete without honoring the open source community
Jen leads a team of community managers for the Digital Communities team at Red Hat. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.

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