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  last modified September 26, 2010 by michael

Why we use these technologies

One of the important themes of Catholic Social Teaching is the preferential option for the poor. This means all we should do should aim to not just help the poor, but to become true friends with the poor. Thus, we have a preferential option for open source technologies. This means a poor person anywhere in the world should be able to download the technologies we use for nothing and join in our projects just as much as us. Most major technologies have free alternatives:

Microsoft Windows: Linux

Microsoft Office: OpenOffice

Visual Basic: Eclipse + Python + PythonCard

Adobe Photoshop: Gimp

Adobe Illustrator: Inkscape

There are also many others. The only one we are aware of that has no useful alternative is Adobe Flash.

We have a preference for Python as a programming language.