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How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How has open source changed your life?
What has open source changed about you? Did you create something that is valuable to you and others? Maybe you met new people or learned a new skill that you can apply to your job or your next project? Tell us how being part of an open source project or being involved in an open source community... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way--until I found CityCamp. I haven't submitted a single line of code, but I'm... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far, most of the IT technology used in the UK government is still proprietary and comes from single vendors. Open source adoption by government agencies in the UK is progressing, but is still being hindered... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Jan 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Law: 2011 in review
As we wrote in last year's year-in-review, patents are a big focus at the intersection of open source and law. This year was no different--2011 saw Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership go before the Supreme Court. It was affirmed, 8-0 on June 9, rejecting Microsoft's request to change the... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open government: 2011 in review
2011 was a great year for open government. Whether you're at the grassroots level in your community or battling political red tape and changing or creating policies, a lot happened in 2011 to advance open government. As we did last year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on what's happened... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Business: 2011 in review
The principles of open source continue to have a huge influence on the science of management. Collaboration, transparency, community, and rapid prototyping are used frequently to describe  management innovations that are taking place in companies around the world. We published a great collection... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Dec 2011 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
Calendar close up snapshot
Maybe you worked on an open source project with someone who was extra helpful this year, and you want to say thanks. Or maybe you want to introduce someone to open source beyond software using the stories on this site. Either way, an opensource.com e-card is a good way to go.
1 comment Posted 19 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Map of open source conferences and events
We've already asked you to help compile a list of open source events and conferences. Now we've got a map. What's missing? Leave a comment with the event name, location for 2012, and URL. Anything you mention here, we'll also add to the list in our Resources section. Feel free to share this map,... Read more
7 comments Posted 19 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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