Joining me at Linuxcon Europe for an overdue podcast is Guy Martin who works in the Open Source group within Samsung America. Guy is ex Red Hat and ex Collab.net and like me, an "old man" of Open Source, he'll forgive me for describing him as such. I've wanted to get a microphone in front of him for a LONG time so I made the most of having him with headphones and a mic.
We talk responsibilities in OSS development, playing fair, briefly touch on ethics and the GPL as well as how OSS and Linux is shaping technology creation and adoption.
Join me later for three or four more shows and thanks to Guy for making time to record this show.
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Guy Martin a fellow staffer at Red Hat just published a story on the services blog at redhat.com which I'd like to share a brief snippet with you and you can follow the link to the rest of the story which makes great reading.
"Open Source is not only a business model for Red Hat; it’s ingrained into the DNA of the company. Because of this, Red Hatters can generally count on their co-workers understanding both the fundamentals of open source, as well as the ethos and methodologies that go with it. However, within Red Hat Services, the consulting teams often get customer questions around these topics, or hear from employees of our customers who relay things they’ve heard regarding adoption of open source within their enterprise.
So, with apologies to David Letterman, I’d like to share the Top 10 Signs Your Enterprise Doesn’t ‘Get’ Open Source. While this is meant to be a somewhat humorous look at the topic, I also think it’s an informative way to talk about improving an enterprise’s effective use of open source technologies and methodologies. I’ll break down the list not by rank order, but by three areas that customers typically encounter when dealing with open source: Consumption, Collaboration, and Creation. I’ll also put in a few thoughts about how to address each of these from an improvement perspective."
Read the rest of this great article by following this link to redhat.com