Ubuntu: African Humanism for the whole world


Re-evaluating  my thoughts on humanism, I am very inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy as stated by Tutu, Mandela, popuarized by Madonna, digitalized by Linux:

Nelson Mandela said:


“A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not address themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve”

Ubuntu philosophy applied into Linux:

“Ubuntu is an African concept of ‘humanity towards others’. It is ‘the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity’. The same ideas are central to the way the Ubuntu community collaborates. Members of the Ubuntu community need to work together effectively, and this code of conduct lays down the “ground rules” for our cooperation.”

  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be collaborative
  • When you disagree, consult others
  • When you are unsure, ask for help
  • Step down considerately

See also: Philosophy | Ubuntu

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