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Department of Veterans Affairs goes social
In an effort to help break down long-perceived barriers between the Department of Veterans Affairs and its stakeholders, the VA announced that it has established Facebook pages for all 152 of its medical centers. By leveraging Facebook, the department hopes to continue expanding access to the VA... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too
"Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals." - Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010 This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people in the business, Clay Shirky. I particularly like it because it illustrates the period... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Jan 2012 by sradick 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
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

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