open source

Mozilla: A study in organizational openness

My theme this week is organizational openness and transparency and today I'd like to highlight a fantastic example of an organization that has built...Read more

Australia and New Zealand governments launch open technology initiative

Australia and New Zealand governments launch open technology initiative
The Open Technology Foundation (OTF) is a collaborative initiative that delivers results through a close relationship between the government sector,...Read more

SPARKcon: Igniting creative thinkers with open source

SPARKcon: Organizing creative thinkers with open source
How do you celebrate the creativity of your community without falling into a rigid planning process? You open source it. By tapping into individuals...Read more

I want YOU to open source

I want YOU to open source
I recently went to the MIL-OSS ("military open source software") 2011 Working Group (WG) / Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics included the open...Read more

How to build a sustainable nonprofit the open source way

How to build a sustainable nonprofit the open source way
Building a broadly impactful and long-lasting nonprofit is no easy task. In addition to formulating a long-term mission, establishing community...Read more

New on the site: Open source resources

Open source resources
We're happy to announce a new open source resources section. To kick things off, we've added pages that highlight open source conferences and events...Read more

The entrepreneur's dilemma: Justifying contributor agreements in open source

The entrepreneur's dilemma: Justifying contributor agreements in open source
At the start of the summer, you may recall Project Harmony causing a certain amount of controversy on the subject of contributor agreements in open...Read more

Can an open, collaborative approach still work when not everyone has opted in?

Over the past two weeks, I've been reading the book Power and Love by Adam Kahane (thanks to Eugene Eric Kim for the recommendation).Read more