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​Red Hat open sources how it makes decisions

Five core open source principles--open exchange, participation, meritocracy, community, and release early and often--are outlined in Red Hat's framework.

Red Hat released its best practices for leading open projects, making decisions, collaborating and communicating.

In other words, Red Hat just put its decision-making code on Github.

The company's Open Decision Framework is likely to be a read for business and tech leaders. Officially, the framework is supposed to "help decision-makers communicate transparently, seek out diverse perspectives, collaborate more effectively across distributed teams, and limit unanticipated impacts of business projects and decisions."

Red Hat said it has received requests from outside organizations on how to use open source principles inside their enterprises.

The five core open source principles--open exchange, participation, meritocracy, community, and release early and often--are outlined in Red Hat's framework.

Any executive who sometimes feels like he or she has to herd cats may find Red Hat's framework interesting.