Building an open organization can we worth the effort and the pain. You'll have an organization that can quickly adapt, that has a better chance of retaining talented people, and which can engage those within the organization and without.
Denise Dumas and Katrinka McCallum are open source leaders at the technology giant Red Hat. Denise steers the engineering team that builds Red Hat’s flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Katrinka heads up the team responsible for the operational backbone of engineering business units at Red... Read more
Opensource.com's 5 year anniversary was yesterday, January 25! Our team celebrated during an afternoon last week that focused on the growth our readership has seen since 2010, but most importantly in recognition of the tremendous work of our project lead Jason Hibbets. Jason has been instrumental... Read more
Luis Ibanez is a senior software developer at Google. In this short talk he explains what he means by "unmanagement" and "unleadership" and how it can change the course of a project.
On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On the floor where I intern, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everyday. Coming... Read more
In the open source community, we know the value of collaboration. It’s at the core of everything we do. Some of us are lucky to work for organizations that understand and embrace the power of collaboration. Yet, the silo mentality runs rampant in many organizations where collaboration and internal... Read more
Over the last 25 years of my career—from serving as a partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), to my time at Delta Air Lines, to my current role as president and CEO of Red Hat—I've been exposed to my fair share of leaders. I've learned that leaders and leadership styles can vary greatly... Read more
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Lately it seems you can't read a tech, business, or leadership blog without someone bringing up the changing role of the Chief Information Officer. The consumerization of IT—with employees bringing their own devices and basic IT services... Read more
After almost 10 years in open source, Robin Muilwijk is still fighting the misconceptions that come with working in the industry. He says the toughest part is finding the right balance between openness while continuing to promote the open source way of doing business.
Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, Inc., recently shared his thoughts on leadership in business at the Marbles annual Big Idea Forum. He said, "For leaders to be truly effective, they're going to have to operate as catalysts. When you get into the details, it's subtle but it's incredibly... Read more