I’ve been using Ubuntu since 2009, then on I only knew it was an open source, secure Debian-based Linux operating system that most of our developers use so might as well use it.
I’ve never really cared about its story not until I read the book “Global Voices: The Compilation” by Craig and Marc Kielburger earlier this year where Archbishop Desmund Tutu contributed in the foreword:
“In Southern Africa we have a concept called Ubuntu – which is that you cannot exist as a human being in isolation . You can’t be human all by yourself. What you do, what I do affects the whole world.”
Wow! This was a refreshing idea for me. Ubuntu! what a strong word! Reading more About Ubuntu, I couldn’t agree more with some of their Code of Conduct – be considerate, be respectful and be collaborative.
Mitch Albom supports this idea in his book “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” where he emphasized that we are all connected:
“…there are no random acts. that we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”
Now the Ubuntu logo makes more sense to me 🙂
“Humanity towards others”