collaboration

Six ways to improve meetings using open source principles

intelligent swarming
The path to collaboration is usually paved with the best intentions. We all know too well that this can happen when a meeting is called. A bad one...Read more

The new software hygiene: Declare a license or risk losing participation

desire path
I had the privilege of working with David Tilbrook almost 25 years ago. He was the first person with whom I ever worked that clearly articulated...Read more

Beth Noveck predicts two phases of open government in TED Talk

A new dawn
I recently watched a new TED Talk by the first and former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck, delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is really the...Read more

Can citizens use open source to create legislation?

two-way street sign
In recent weeks we've seen a number of projects in the area of collaborative legislation that operate similarly to open source software. Today, you...Read more

Open source is not limited to software

computer software on old hardware
I am a technology practitioner and promoter of open source software (OSS). It ismy job to speak about the open source model in order to facilitate...Read more

Smart notebooks link virtual teams across the net

connecting people
Do we really need yet another collaboration tool? Miles Fidelman , a networking expert whose experience seems to span time, thinks so. He's worked...Read more

Mailing lists: Community or communication?

Core purpose
Mailing lists seem to be the life blood of many open source projects. Here at Red Hat, there seems to be a mailing list for everything. There’s a...Read more

How many mailing lists or list-servs are you subscribed too?

Core purpose
Mailing lists seem to be the life blood of many open source projects. Here at Red Hat, there seems to be a mailing list for everything. There’s a company-wide memo-list to foster collaboration and connect with colleagues around the world and many special interest mailing lists like our home beer brewing list. Which got me thinking, are mailing lists only a way to communicate or are they essential to community building?Read more