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.


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Learning to lead by giving up control

People working in today's information-rich, dynamic contexts don't need leaders who think they know everything about prescribing the "best" paths forward. They need leaders who help them sit more comfortably (and sleep more soundly) in a more ambiguous world. Today, people don't need to be "controlled." They actually need to be agitated—coaxed into productive, difficult conversations about the unknown so they can collaborate on possible solutions.


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Hybrid Cloud: As the industry matures, think big, start small, scale fast

The number one complaint we hear from customers is their struggle to run tomorrow’s workloads on yesterday’s infrastructure. With a lot of new technologies coming to the forefront—containers, microservices, and so on—modern workloads are significantly different than even three or four years ago. They’re now distributed across multiple footprints, and organizations are struggling to keep pace.


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Don’t let good ideas sit on the shelf for decades

A lack of integrated technology between researchers and clinicians have delayed practical innovation in health care. The good news is that collaboration on open source IT might bridge the gap. Boston Children’s Hospital, the Mass Open Cloud and Red Hat are working together to transform medical imaging—and just maybe medicine as a whole. Experience Creating ChRIS, then contribute to the project.


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Command Line Heroes: Season 2: Ready to Commit

Looking to get into open source but not sure where to start? Are you a contributor trying to understand why only some pull requests get accepted? This episode looks at what it means to commit to an open source project. We follow our heroes as they progress through the roles of open source contributors: from finding projects and contributing to them, to building and maintaining thriving communities. There are many ways to contribute to open source. Let’s walk through this together.


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Red Hat continues to lead the Linux server market

As the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat, through our flagship Linux operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has long maintained a strong presence in the enterprise operating system market. This leadership continues, as a new report from IDC positions Red Hat as a driving Linux force in the worldwide server operating environment market and a powerful player in server operating systems at-large.