In Open-Source culture, taking someone’s programming code and modifying it to suit one’s own needs and purposes is not considered theft, but rather a compliment of the highest order. To that end, I’m taking a page from the blog of friend and fellow Presbymergent Adam Walker Cleaveland.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll post a few simple questions on some philosophical issues that are currently of interest to me (and hopefully to you as well), and invite your honest answers along with any discussion that ensues.
I’ll weigh in after a few days with a summary and my own thoughts — please know, however, that my thoughts on these subjects are not fully formed, and yours don’t have to be either. In fact, the reason I’m doing this is because I hope to explore some of these subjects further, and do so in a collaborative, interactive way (thanks for such a great idea, Adam!).
One request: If you participate, please be open-minded and courteous in both your answers and in your reaction to the answers of others. Kindness, sincerity, and thoughtful reflection do much more to influence and inspire than do arrogance, judgment, and close-mindedness.