"Priests and nuns are into Linux and Open Source software", that is what Fr. Stephen Cuyos said to me.

Fr. Stephen is a Filipino missionary of the Sacred Heart priest, who blogs & podcasts about his faith and ministry, about the use of new technologies for evangelization, as well as his advocacy for Linux and the Open Source. To know more about this geeky priest, you can visit his personal blog entitled, “Happy Faith”.

When I told Fr. Stephen that I’m quite surprised and glad to know that there is a Catholic priest on earth that’s been using Linux and blogging about open source software at the same time, his answer was, “I’m sure you would be more surprised to know that I am not the only priest who is into Linux. There are many priests as well as nuns who are using and promoting the use of Free and Open Source software (FOSS). It is because the ideals of FOSS (i.e., sharing, cooperation, etc) are so compatible with the social teachings of the Catholic Church.”

This only attests that Free and Open Source software is on the good side.

But, does this prove that closed-source software is really evil? Can open source software developers and enthusiasts like me safely say that we can all go to heaven? Maybe I will ask Fr. Stephen these questions soon when I get to interview him. I also want to know more about his unique and personal experiences with technology, as well as other non-techie but interesting stuff. :-)

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