openness

How do you develop a successful open source business that lasts? Of the more than 250,000 open source projects on SourceForge, few will be successful at that goal. But one way they might think about how to do it is by doing it in reverse: What should an open source project or business not do?
6 comments Posted 15 Feb 2011 by Nicolas Pujol Feed
In a house not far from Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just outside of Boston, there's a garage full of equipment, a library full of books, and a group of people full of passion. They're called sprout.
3 comments Posted 11 Feb 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced in a post on his blog he was stepping aside and Google co-founder Larry Page would take on management of Google's day-to-day operations as the new CEO. Although Schmidt is staying on as Executive Chairman for now and will continue to have an ongoing role... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
Usually when Facebook comes up at opensource.com, it's because they've done something that's very much the opposite of open. But a blog post on FrameThink this week showed Facebook's more open side.
2 comments Posted 21 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Teacher-bashing and union-bashing seem to go hand-in-hand these days, especially in the opening remarks of school reform discussions. Yet when I look back with a critical eye on my own schooling—a hodgepodge of rural and suburban public, private, and homeschool experiences—it's not bad teachers or... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Dec 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
The story is told like this: A university constructs several new buildings on its campus. But rather than build sidewalks between buildings, they plant grass, let people walk, and wait. Pedestrians choose the most efficient paths--and over time the lines worn in the grass reveal where sidewalks... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
Yesterday I got a few emails from Facebook that informed me of things like when my anniversary is. That's when I found out my husband was using the new Facebook profile. This morning it told me that about 10% of my friends have already switched over.
1 comment Posted 7 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last week I received a heads up about a new web application launching today from a company called BetterMeans with an impressive goal: to build the infrastructure (processes, technology, governance, etc.) to make an open organizational structure like we talk about here on opensouce.com a reality.... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Recently, Stefan Lindegaard, open innovation expert and author of the new book The Open Innovation Revolution, joined opensource.com for a webcast about open innovation.
3 comments Posted 1 Nov 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Educators have been sharing open educational resources (OERs) for over 12 years now. There are literally tens of thousands of them out there, many structured as collections of course materials known as open courseware (OCW), some structured as complete open courses, some structured as complete... Read more
7 comments Posted 28 Oct 2010 by David Wiley Feed

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