open source

I finally understand open source software

What does Google stand to gain from having so many open source projects ? What about Twitter or Facebook ? Why would companies freely give away...Read more

Interview: Jeremy Gutsche, innovation expert and founder of

Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, host of Trend Hunter TV, and the founder of, the world’s largest network for trend spotting...Read more

Helping the VA navigate VistA's open road

Since the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is doing the brave work of open sourcing VistA , we felt we owed it to them to practice the open source...Read more

Scott McNealy, Obama, and Open Source

Gene Quinn's recent post titled " What Happened to the Obama Open Source Initiative? " criticizes, in turns, open source software, Scott McNealy, the...Read more

Who will be the new face of openness at Google?

Last week, Google Senior Vice President of Product Management Jonathan Rosenberg resigned after almost 10 years at the firm . While the comings and...Read more

Balancing transparency and privacy

One of the keys to a successful open source community is appropriate transparency. A community with strong values around transparency will also be...Read more

Webcast preview: Free and open source software for music production

When people think "free and open source software," a lot of different programs come to mind. One may think of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser,...Read more

Attacking open source because it's democratic

I get it. Anything the Democrats want, Republicans oppose. If Democrats make concessions toward Republicans, Republicans reject the concessions and...Read more