• Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat, has been an entrerpenuer most of his life, and he caught on to the value of open source technologies through working with Linux in the early 90’s. He become concivinced in the future of Linux after seeing a custom build used to run a supercomputer at the Goddard Space […]

  • The city of Berlin has chosen to switch back to using Microsoft Office rather than OpenOffice on 6,000 computers. The decision was made to improve document sharing with offices of the federal government and to eliminate issues some employees are having with the out dated version of OpenOffice they are using. More from Softpedia

  • OpenStack is increasingly becoming the cloud platform of choice for many companies including IBM, HP, Intel, Mirantis, and Rackspace because of its highly-flexible design. A recent IDG survey found that 84%of companies plan to use OpenStack in the near future, and 55% of companies are struggling to find the professionals needed to do so. Understanding […]

  • Wipro, the third largest software exporter in India is planning to expand their open source teams to 10,000 people. The company estimates savings up to 20% within 18 to 26 months and they currently do not have a timeline for acheiving this, though it is expected to take 1 to 2 years or more. The […]

  • The community forms the backbone of any open source project and it is vital to the success of any businesses that are involved. Often, disagreements over code can lead to personal attacks that shun people away from the community; this can cause major problems with the long term sustainability of the open source community. By […]

  • James Pearce explains the role open source has played at facebook since it was founded and the practices he uses for developing open source business methodologies. Pearce has 12 concepts he uses in his work. Always articulate the value FOSS brings to the company. Use your own open source. Decentralize project ownership Invest in Instrumentation […]

  • Both the software and pharmaceutical industries are experiencing ongoing problems with hampered innovation due to burdensome patent law. In 2007, Médecins Sans Frontières created a new innovation inducement prize for tuberculosis that gave a proportion of the prize money to any researchers who produced open work that contributed to the winning product. The idea was […]

  • Open access journals provide an alternative to expensive paid journals for use in research and they help propagate knowledge by making it more accessible. Here are five great open access journals that provide a wealth of high quality, free information. First Monday – Covers communication issues on the internet such as censorship and digital media […]

  • As a part of Google’s material design visual language, the company has released 750 open source icons for use in designing and making interactive content.  The icons can be downloaded, modified, and used by anyone and they are licensed CC-BY-SA. More from Google Developers Blog.