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The seventh season of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance crowned its latest champion last week, and for the first time since the show debuted in 2005, I did not care. The first six seasons were a fantastically guilty pleasure—like a hip flask of whiskey at a dry wedding—that I hid from friends and... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Aug 2010 by Jay David Feed
Community, collaboration, and meritocracy are a few of the principles of the open source way highlighted in the most recent McKinsey Quarterly report, “Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch.”
0 comments Posted 23 Aug 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
Openness in the military is coming of-age, as was evident to the attendees at the 2nd Military Open Source Software (Mil-OSS) working group held August 3-5 in Arlington, Virginia. This grassroots gathering of practitioners in the art/science of creating military capabilities was unique in its... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Aug 2010 by John Scott Feed
Eben Moglen's keynote address at LinuxCon last week, "Doing What it Takes: Current Legal Issues in Defending FOSS," called for a strategic shift in the free software movement. Moglen, the founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and one of the principal drafters of the GPLv3,... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
In early 2009, as the stories of many websites begin, a few college friends were considering what kind of project they might start together. In this particular case, the result was OpenHatch. OpenHatch is a place for developers who want to be involved in open source but don't know where to start.... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When the open source way starts finding its way to the likes of the pharmaceutical industry, it turns a few heads. A combination of free access and open data has started changing the medical research model, beginning with drug companies collaborating on research for Alzheimer's disease. Dana... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Aug 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The idea of creating a free (as in free speech) and open cinema camera based on an Elphel 333 started in spring 2006 in the mind of a member of the DVinfo forum, who in March 2006 started a new thread called "High Definition with Elphel model 333 camera." A lot of people got involved, and the... Read more
6 comments Posted 11 Aug 2010 by Sebastian Pichelhofer Feed
We asked opensource.com contributors for their recommendations for some can't-miss summer reading. Some books are new. Some are recent favorites. All offer examples of how the open source way is being employed in areas beyond technology. From coaching individuals to unite as a team, exploring the... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Aug 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
In LinuxCon's education mini-summit, Bryant Patten of the National Center for Open Source and Education gave a presentation titled "Can open source save the world?" He noted a quote from Mary Lange, Educational Technology Resource Teacher at San Diego Unified School District. She says that we often... Read more
4 comments Posted 9 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
By Harvey Anderson Trademarks used for open source projects–like for the Mozilla Firefox browser–will often be misused. It can take the form of a website selling open source software that is normally distributed for free, using the trademark to promote other products and services, or using modified... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Aug 2010 by Pam Chestek Feed

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