Red Hat Summit: Open Source Trends, Cloud Outlook, Innovation And More

Anne Stuart | TechTarget | June 14, 2013

Open-source enthusiasts from around the world descended on Boston recently for the annual Red Hat Summit, an intensive technology conference sponsored by Red Hat Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based provider of Linux and open source technology.

Following are a few highlights, insights and tips from the show's first two days:

On the evolving approach to innovation: "We're moving from a world where most innovation, most creativity, happens by individuals or small groups [of people] within one company, to truly open innovation, to mass collaboration, to crowdsourcing. That's subtle, but it's important, because I would argue that open collaboration is the social technology that underpins our ability to move the client/server world to this cloud/social/mobile era of computing." -- Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat Inc.