On Thursday, December 12, I participated in my first Red Hat Craft Fair. It’s an event held at Red Hat headquarters where the crafty folks or their spouses/family members get a chance to sell their home goods to Red Hatters. I thought it would be a good idea to sell my book and my salsa. It turned out to be a good idea. Continue reading
If you’re curious about open source, here is an excerpt describing what open source is in plain English from The Foundation for an Open Source City, a book that explores the five elements of an open source city. If you missed the introduction, be sure to check that out too. There is also a great resource on opensource.com that answers What is open source software?
Chapter 1: Defining an open source city
Before we define the elements of an open source city, it’s important to establish a baseline of knowledge. The concepts of open source, open government, and open data are new to many citizens. In order to make our government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, we’ll need to start by exploring these definitions. Continue reading
Open source experts and those interested in open source will be descending upon Portland, OR this week for OSCON (Open Source Conference) by O’Reilly. I arrived on Friday and attended the Community Leadership Summit (CLS), an unconference focused on community management and leadership.
And I’m published! This is it folks. After months of hard work and a longer than anticipated editing process, you can get your official copy of my book, The foundation for an open source city, at Lulu.com.
It tells the story about how Raleigh became an open source city and showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development in Raleigh. Beyond that, this book acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.
I will publish the eCopy version later this week after a few minor changes, then I’ll be investigating how I can add both the paper back and epub versions to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Continue reading
If you are interested in getting an early, signed copy of my book, The foundation for an open source city, now is your chance. I’ll still honor the $20, $35, $60, and $120 options from my “Open source all the cities” IndieGoGo campaign
through May 15, 2013. while supplies last. (updated May 19, 2013) Continue reading
Here are some posts from other places that I write, including opensource.com and a new project I’ve started with Raleigh neighbors Anthony McLeod and Joe Boisvert: southwestraleigh.com. I’ve scaled back on blogging to the Lineberry Alliance Blogs in favor of the new project.
See what else I’ve been saying around the web over the last few weeks. Continue reading