So maybe I'm just getting old, but when just about every article about the Silly Bandz craze credits social media with the spread of the fad, I can't be the only one who thinks we're overvaluing the role of Twitter and Facebook. Word of mouth marketing has always been the best type, and social... Read more
7 comments Posted 1 Jul 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
I had the opportunity to sit down with Larry Lessig last week.  Co-founder of Creative Commons, law professor, author, and copyright guru, Lessig is a visionary of law and technology policy. In the FLOSS community, Lessig is best known for his book Free Culture and work on copyright policy. In his... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Market confidence is a valuable commodity in tough economic times. And governments will try just about anything to inspire some.  Recapitalization--bailouts--for struggling sectors is one approach.  Another (less deficit-inducing) solution seeks to inspire confidence through a sizable dose of... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jun 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
Earlier this year, Red Hat launched as a way to shine a light on the places where the open source way is multiplying ideas and effort beyond technology. The open source way is more than a development model; it defines the characteristics of a culture. Openness. Transparency.... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Jun 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Let's face it. There are tons of projects out there in the world being run the open source way today. While the great ones can accomplish unbelievable things, the bad ones, even the average ones, often fail to achieve their goals. In many cases, the failed projects still used many of the tenets of... Read more
7 comments Posted 7 Jun 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
It's not often that I find something in the comments on a major news site that's more interesting than the original article. But that's exactly what I just came across--and it's a comment about comments. How meta.
7 comments Posted 27 May 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Each day as I drive to work and hear the radio updates on the unfortunate situation in the Gulf of Mexico, my fears and concerns compound considerably.
14 comments Posted 26 May 2010 by Tony O'Driscoll Feed
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Jim Gilmore, co-author (with Joseph Pine) of the book Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want. I first read the book a few years ago, and it really struck a nerve for me—these guys were on to something. So I convinced Jim to subject himself to a Five... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 May 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Gov 2.0 Expo is coming to Washington, DC next week. It's the latest offering from the O'Reilly event machine, which is unmatched in its ability to generate buzz and get everyone excited about topics that they've never heard of. I though I'd post the sessions that I plan to attend. You can subscribe... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 May 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
The Open Source Way book has a section on Open Marketing, and I'll be honest: I have my doubts. I will grant that the American Marketing Association defines marketing as "the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have... Read more
8 comments Posted 17 May 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed