June 2, 2015 is the day that marked the official launch of Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance. Copies of the book are now making their way to readers all over the world, and we want to know how you're reading yours. Leave a comment to let us know what reading... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Jun 2015 by The Open Organization Feed
Our food system desperately needs change for the better. At Community Food Lab, we think critically and creatively about how this change can happen.
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Erin White Feed
Top 5 articles of the week, green stars
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on, this week: November 10 - 14, 2014.
0 comments Posted 15 Nov 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Interview with Bob Young, co-founder of the Linux Journal in 1994, co-founder and CEO of Red Hat from 1993 through 2000, and founder of where remains the CEO today. Prior to All Things Open in October where Bob will be speaking, he tells us about the role open technologies play at Lulu and... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Matt Jadud Feed
10 ways to fund, write, distribute, and maintain a book; example is The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman.
2 comments Posted 16 Sep 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
O'Reilly OpenStack Book
Written by several members of the OpenStack community, the O'Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide is a paper version of the excellent guide available in the OpenStack docs. Though I haven't gotten my hands on the print version yet, I found the digital version looked awfully familiar, as many a... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Apr 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Open Data Now
The open source movement can trace its beginnings to a famous strategy session held in Palo Alto, CA in February 1998, where the term "open source" was coined. That meeting led to the Open Source Definition, to advocacy for the use of open source software, and, fairly quickly, to worldwide... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Joel Gurin Feed
Guides and tutorials from
This year at, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce from their experiences and work in various open source industries and sectors. In this Best of, our top guides and tutorials this year... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2013 by (Red Hat) Feed
writing and publishing a book the open source way
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
publishing the open source way
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the... Read more
20 comments Posted 5 Nov 2013 by Steven Ovadia Feed