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The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


Red Hat Services Speak Blog - Deliver value with distributed teams through the power of open

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs was born out of an ask from customers to help accelerate innovation by really understanding — through practice — how open source communities operate. Today’s climate of remote work doesn’t change that mandate; it only enhances it and makes the Open Innovation Labs mission truer to the reality of open source communities.



Get to know Red Hat president and CEO, Paul Cormier

For the past 20 years, Paul Cormier has helped design, craft and ultimately drive Red Hat's product direction, from the communities Red Hat supports to the new technology sectors the company enters. Now as president and CEO, Paul will be responsible for executing the vision for Red Hat as a whole, not just as our product leader. Find out what makes Paul tick, what his background is, and what you should know about Red Hat's new leader.




ZDNet - Why not the best? Red Hat vet Paul Cormier takes over as CEO

Red Hat owes a lot to Cormier's leadership and business dealing skills. Red Hat has been blessed with great CEOs starting with Bob Young, then Matthew Szulik, and most recently James Whitehurst, who led the company to become the first billion-dollar pure open-source play company and then its acquisition by IBM. Looking ahead, Red Hat's in good hands with Cormier.



A message from Paul Cormier: Red Hat is here to help

As we embrace new ways of working, we can look to the open source way of doing business, where the best ideas can come from anywhere, and where transparency and collaboration are vital, and showing up ready to help is a key component to success for each contributor and the community as a whole. We're here, as always, to help.



Command Line Heroes: Open Source Hardware: Makers Unite (season 4 episode 6)

Hardware hacking didn’t disappear after personal computers became mainstream. But it did change. Hear how a new generation of artists, designers, and activists are banding together to change the world—with open source hardware.


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