Google and the culture of participation

Co-author: Bascha Harris

With the WWW2010 conference in Raleigh the first week of May, a slew of open source rock stars were in our hometown. Chris DiBona, Public Sector Engineering Manager at Google, was able to visit the Red Hat office and talk with us during his trip. The focus of his talk was the enormous culture of participation that companies like Google and Red Hat—and technologies like the Internet—attempt to embrace and extend, despite naysayers and proprietary business habits. » Read more


WWW2010: How a big-deal conference does open content

Last week, Internet luminaries from around the globe descended upon Raleigh, NC for the WWW2010 conference.  The theme for 2010 was openness, and that (along with its proximity to Red Hat HQ) made this year's events particularly exciting.

The conference, held annually, is sponsored by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee and intends to bring together business interests, educators, technology experts, and users to discuss and debate the growth and future of the Internet --including its advancing bodies of standards, practices, and technologies. » Read more