Live from Linux

It took me a while – a learning curve, you know – but I am making this entry while dialed-up from within the Linux Mandrake 9.1 division on my home computer.

Some people make a religion out of Linux, but I’m just cheap and want to keep fresh without spending (too much) money. This machine has to last for a while, and I want to squeeze as much out of it as I can. I also like learning just enough of my computer “under the hood” to not be a passive end-user. Or perhaps a better analogy is to learn to drive a manual transmission car after years of being dragged around with an automatic transmission one.

But it begs a question, what does it mean to enjoy the fruits of a open source/GNU general licence community, and realize that the various worlds of worship in which I dwell have neither the conceptual or institutional parallel.

Put another way, what can Christians learn from the open-sourcers, at least as it applies to worship?

More on this later.

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