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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:59 am
by AdrianLP-p40
marianomarini_vi wrote:My vision is an LDS/GNULinux distribution, but I'm not a prophet, just a dreamer.


If I were a betting man, I'd say the church, if it went to any *nix, would use a BSD licensing scheme for its software. That seems more inline with past and present church software policies.

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:31 am
by WelchTC
marianomarini_vi wrote:I hope be able to contribute keeping a share friendly discussion.
Maybe we are looking the same thing from different point of view.
Let me show if I right understood the two.
My point of view is from a local environment, saying desktop use; tomw is looking from an higher an global point of view.
I tried many distribution, included Linspire. This means that I installed them in a desktop environment many and many times. Last is Suse 10.2 in a Compaq laptop with NVIDIA video and USB wi-fi. So I wonder to be the only one faithful member who made it in Italy or in other countries.
My point of view is that, maybe, we can create a network of Church's members Linux users (I hope make sense) as a basis of Linux migration.
My vision is an LDS/GNULinux distribution, but I'm not a prophet, just a dreamer.

If or when the Church does move to a linux distribution for desktops in ward houses, I do believe that local members will play an important part in supporting the machines, like they do now.

Thanks for the thoughts.

Tom

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:57 am
by rmrichesjr
tomw wrote:If or when the Church does move to a linux distribution for desktops in ward houses, I do believe that local members will play an important part in supporting the machines, like they do now.

Thanks for the thoughts.

Tom


When that happens, please make sure to let us know so we can be there to offer any local help that may be needed.

IBM selling "Microsoft-free" PCs running Linux and OpenOffice in Eastern Europe

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:48 am
by danpass
I don't have strong feelings one way or the other on this discussion, but thought this article might be of interest...

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:47 pm
by AdrianLP-p40
danpass wrote:I don't have strong feelings one way or the other on this discussion, but thought this article might be of interest...


Who knows why IBM sold. Probably so they could focus on making mainframes, which is there real money-maker.

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:02 pm
by danpass
AdrianLP wrote:Who knows why IBM sold. Probably so they could focus on making mainframes, which is there real money-maker.


This wasn't really the point of my posting. I meant that I don't have strong feelings regarding the subject of this forum thread. However, recognizing that we have Linux evangelists(;)) among us, I wanted to share this article.

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:04 pm
by AdrianLP-p40
danpass wrote:This wasn't really the point of my posting.


What was the point of the posting? It doesn't really seem relevant to whether the church should or should not use Linux.

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:33 pm
by danpass
AdrianLP wrote:What was the point of the posting? It doesn't really seem relevant to whether the church should or should not use Linux.


Of course not. I posted it here purely because I thought some readers of this thread might be interested.

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:49 pm
by McKenzie-p40
Church members using pirated software is commonplace in 3rd World countries. It's hard to tell them to do something different when those options are not available. I starting using Ubuntu Linux because I can not afford a Windows license on my three computers. For me, it was better to use something that was right when God then to use stolen software. The Church should be encouraging people to do what is right.

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:07 am
by WelchTC
McKenzie wrote:Church members using pirated software is commonplace in 3rd World countries. It's hard to tell them to do something different when those options are not available. I starting using Ubuntu Linux because I can not afford a Windows license on my three computers. For me, it was better to use something that was right when God then to use stolen software. The Church should be encouraging people to do what is right.

The Church does encourage all members to obey all laws. See the 12th article of faith.

Tom