Open Source Stories premiere at Summit 2015

As the Creative Strategy + Design team geared up for Summit this year we came across some inspiring open source stories with help from the folks at We were so moved by all of the different ways open source can be woven into the world that we jumped at the opportunity to make some of the stories into short documentary films.


When creating the films, our goal was to acknowledge and celebrate the individuals and organizations making changes within their communities and around the world using the open source way. Each film features a unique perspective on how open source can effect innovation, community building, stronger research, and faster development.

While telling these stories it became apparent that Red Hat’s strategies, products, and philosophies map into a world beyond software. A world where open is a catalyst for change in many ways: from education to maker communities to philanthropic organizations and environmental causes.

On the opening night of Summit, we will premiere the first film in our series: Penn Manor: The power of open in education. We will show the film during the first general session.

Our second film, e-NABLE: Open technology, faster progress, is in production and will be released in the Summer of 2015. Look for the video trailer during the general session on Wednesday morning. Red Hat is committed to communities like the Enable Community Foundation and is offering its support by donating funds raised during the Summit 5k fun run to help support growth and operations of an organization poised to change many lives.


What we’re most excited about is that these stories focus on the future and what a great place it can be when communities, businesses, and enterprises embrace open philosophies.

If you’d like to receive behind-the-scenes information and pictures, as well as trailers for upcoming films, visit and register. We’ll gladly keep you in the loop!

Once you’ve seen the films, don’t forget to tweet about us using the hashtag #opensourcestories. Let us know what you think. We’ll be live tweeting during the premiere and throughout Summit.

Most importantly, if you have an open source story you would like us to explore, share it by emailing We’ll look into it as a possible future film. And even if it doesn’t become a film, sharing stories that inspire us to move the world forward towards a stronger open community. We can’t wait to hear what inspires you.

“Stories tell us of what we already knew and forgot, and remind us of what we haven’t yet imagined.” – Anne L. Watson, author