open source

Leadership in open source communities

Leadership in most organizations is top-down. The CEO tells the VP, who tells the director, who tells the manager, who instructs his employee to do...Read more

Open source games: It’s a team effort

I've been involved with a fair share of open source activities, game-related and otherwise, and by and large I have thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It...Read more

Your open source management approach: Red Team or Blue Team?

When I hear people in the technology industry talk about the benefits of open source software, one of things they mention often is their belief that...Read more

Critical thinking: Why our students need it and resources for teaching it

If you believe in conspiracy theories, enjoy posting political links, or are an apologist for alternative medicine, you probably don’t want to be my...Read more

Will reading your doctor's notes make you healthier?

In an old Seinfeld episode, Elaine visits her doctor and manages to sneak a peek at the physician’s notes. She sees she’s been labeled "difficult."...Read more

Telling the open source story - Part 2

Shortly after we published Telling the open source story - Part 1 , Jelly Helm --the creator of the the Wikimedia Foundation videos discussed in that...Read more

Why work?

Most economic theories (and many managers) assume that the best way to get what you want from workers is give them the right financial incentives...Read more

VIDEO: Education without limits: Why open textbooks are the way forward

There are 400 million openly licensed materials that can empower teachers to be better instructors through that openness. But there's a big barrier:...Read more