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Why do I contribute to open source projects?

There are undoubtedly lots of selfish reasons, but one of the reasons I spend time on free software is that I see it as a gift from me to you.

Why would I want to give you a gift? - it's because I'm grateful for two gifts I have been given.

First, I have been given a massive world of fantastic software I can use freely, created by the Free Software and Open Source community.

I am a Christian, and the second gift I have received is from God. He has given me forgiveness and friendship with him, and he helps me day-to-day to have good relationships with other people. Without him, I'd have screwed up so many of the good things in my life, and with him, I screw up less.

Being a Christian is not about thinking you're a good person, it's about realising you're not, and turning to God. He's overjoyed when you do, and falling over himself to forgive you.

If you'd like to find out more, feel free to contact me.



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