Throughtout the book, The Open Organization, author and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst focuses on changing our thinking about executives and top-down management, asking us to consider how associates of all levels can participate bottom-up decision making instead. In the book's first five chapters, he... Read more
Despite well documented and proven formulas for their success, more than 70 percent of change initiatives fail. Sam Knuth takes a look at why and offers tips for making them more successful.
Rich Bowen, has worked on the Apache http server for almost 20 years now and serves as a board member and the Executive Vice President. He says that direct, intentional mentoring is 100% of the reason that I am where I am today, professionally and personally. How can you be a mentor or find a... Read more
Welocalize open sourced the translation management system (TMS) GlobalSight in 2009. Open source has allowed users and clients the most options to supporting and creating solutions that work best for them. The GlobalSight community has been active since 2009 and is a vibrant, active group of users... Read more
This summer I started my first ever internship. It's certainly a culture-shock to transition from school to the workplace, but I generally like to pride myself on being a quick learner. At Red Hat, as a Systems Management intern, I learned a lot in just the first week.
At this point, I have more usernames and passwords to juggle than any person should ever have to deal with. I know I'm not alone, either. We have a surfeit of passwords to manage, and we need a good way to manage them so we have easy access without doing something silly like writing them down where... Read more
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting management buy-in for the use of open source can be tricky. Here's how I negotiated with my boss and my team to get them to accept and try open source... Read more
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Being a brand manager for an open source company—like Red Hat—is completely different than for tra
With a background on negotiation theory, David brings a fresh and interesting perspective on the behavioral norms of open source communities.
At SparkFun Electronics we do not sell software, yet we have a robust software development team. These developers spend some of their time on SparkFun.com, an eCommerce platform with extra content and integrated community elements. The vast majority of their time, however, is spent on Sparkle. One... Read more