Telling stories about the open source way

Open Source Stories is a film series that tells human-centered stories about how openness is a catalyst for change.

Rooted in the open source values and philosophies of meritocracy, community building, and transparency, these individuals are making "open" the default 21st-century innovation model.

The stories


Open creativity. Stronger community.

What happens when you close city streets for a weekend and turn over control to creative people? You get a city full of film, dance, geekery, comedy, fashion—and a bus that shoots fire (don’t worry, it’s safe).

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The Open Patient

Healing through sharing

Two brain cancer patients face a life-altering diagnosis by opening their healthcare journeys for all to see. The results—open data, new insights, bold innovation, and critical support—are a revelation for the healthcare industry and patients everywhere.

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Open technology, faster progress

The e-NABLE foundation supports a global community of volunteers using emerging technologies to develop innovative solutions for underserved populations. The e-NABLE community is pioneering this movement by designing, fabricating, and distributing open source 3-D-printed prosthetics for people who need them—giving them away for free.

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Penn Manor

The power of open in education

Charlie Reisinger, IT director for the Penn Manor school district—with the help of a collaborative team of teachers, administrators, and students—helped bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School.

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Why Open Source Stories?

Open source is a specific way of thinking that affects broad sections of society and culture. We hope to educate our audience about why open source is important. And we want to support and inspire projects and people using open source innovation.

Each film features a unique perspective on how open source can affect trust within an organization, allow the best ideas to win, and foster an environment that leads to stronger research and faster development. Red Hat's strategies, products, and philosophies map to a world beyond software—a world where openness is a catalyst for change. We want to help lead to an open future.

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