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Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration

Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration
This should come as no surprise: Open source principles are great guidelines for conducting successful collaboration sessions. What wasn’t as obvious...Read more

Webcast recap: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus

Webcast recap
Today Clay Shirky joined us for a webcast on how open source takes advantage of the "cognitive surplus"—the way we use our free time more...Read more

Hack4Reno: Open government with a shared purpose

Hack4Reno - Open government with a shared purpose
Hack4Reno is a 24-hour hackathon being held on October 15-16, 2011 . But you don't need to hack on code to be part of this movement. The goal is to...Read more

Beyond car ownership

Beyond car ownership
Americans, by nature, are not inclined to share. We have a culture of ownership—we want our own homes , yards , and even public schools . But if...Read more

Governance, control, and how to actually influence an open source project

Governance, control, and how to actually influence an open source project
A lot of groups fret about the governance and control of open source projects. Others tout their open, diversified, wide-ranging, and independent...Read more

How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source

How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source
My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with...Read more

The uneasy relationship between open source and profit

The uneasy relationship between open source and profit
Open source has always had an on-again, off-again relationship with profit. Richard Stallman's FOSS idea was anti-capitalist. Eric Raymond's open...Read more

Surfing the open data wave

Surfing the open data wave
During hurricane season, my attention turns to the Atlantic Ocean. I keep an eye on swell-producing storms and use a variety of forecasting tools to...Read more