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Leaders are catalysts for shared purpose and results

4 hours 54 min ago

On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On my floor, where I am an intern at Red Hat, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everday. Coming into work. Going to meetings. Grabbing a coffee. It’s always there.


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Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, and more

Monday 28th of July 2014 04:00:00 PM

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:


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Open source love at first commit

Monday 28th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and collaboration.


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Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

Monday 28th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused.


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GOG offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Saturday 26th of July 2014 02:00:00 PM
Open source games roundup Week of July 20 - July 26, 2014

It's good to be back! I had a blast at the beach last week and avoided looking at screens pretty much the whole time. Aside from some Cards Against Humanity and some Jungle Speed, the only games I played were rum- and beach-related.

In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at GOG's Linux offerings, speculations on the Steam Controller, and more.


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Celebrating sysadmins in the cloudy future

Friday 25th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

System administration can be a thankless job. To all of the tireless administrators out there who keep the systems we reply upon up and running, today is the day that we say thank you!


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Docker acquires Orchard, SAP supports OpenStack, ODF and more

Friday 25th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 19 - 25, 2014


In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!


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How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

About 10 years ago, when I got my first mobile phone, I hardly knew anything about its operating system or its processor. Even its screen size didn’t matter. I was just happy to have a "mobile" phone.


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Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 3

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:01:00 PM

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Open source education for lifelong learners

Thursday 24th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren't able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.


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How do team dynamics relate to open source?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

Recently I had the opportunity to watch a soccer game (football to the majority of the world). This game was one of the most amazing displays of team effort I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. (Here’s an obligatory link if you don’t know to which game I refer). Almost every score was predicated with a series of passes and touches by various players. There was a level of unselfish play and team spirit I don’t often see when observing professional sports.


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Open source product development most effective when social

Thursday 24th of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Benetech started out in the 90s without even understanding the meaning of the term open source. They just "needed an easy way to interface with different voice synthesizers" to develop readers for people who are blind and "shared the code to be helpful."

Sound familiar? Opensource.com started covering stories like in 2010 and they recur more often than you might think. Stories of people sharing the code to help others—but sharing code to get help developing better code. When code is open, a community has the opportunity to form around it.


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Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 2

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 04:30:00 PM

We're back with keynote coverage on Day 2 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.


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UK government makes "big step forward" on open document standards

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 02:00:00 PM

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both government and citizens and for public administrations to avoid being locked in to software “that is still provided by just a few large companies."


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Giving Sub-Saharan African communities an online presence

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs of service and poor infrastructure, according to a recent World Economic Forum report.


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What kind of tablet do you use?

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?


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How open source launched my small business

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:00:00 AM

Open source hardware has truly changed my life. It allowed me to launch my own business. "How so," you might ask? Well, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we?


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Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 1

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:00:00 PM

Our own Jason Hibbets and Jen Wike are live blogging from OSCON 2014!


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Docker security with SELinux

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

This article is based on a talk I gave at DockerCon this year. It will discuss Docker container security, where we are currently, and where we are headed.


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OpenStack product management: wisdom or folly?

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 09:00:00 AM

Two recent, excellent, blog posts have touched on a topic I've been wrestling with since May's OpenStack Summit: What is the role of the Product Management function, if any, in the OpenStack development process?


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