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August 16, 2007

About the Name

Filed under: Introduction — Bigbrovar @ 5:53 pm

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The name Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on  people’s allegiances and relations with each other. The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu  (pronounced “oo-BOON-too”) is seen as a traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the founding principles of the new republic of South Africa  and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.

A rough translation of the principle of Ubuntu is
“humanity towards others”. Another
translation could be: “the belief in a
universal bond of sharing that connects all
humanity”.

“A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

As a platform based on Linux, the Ubuntu
operating system brings the spirit of ubuntu to the software
world.

These is the reasonale behind the logo which symbolizes three people holding hands in unity.the different colours of the icons represent the different race,ethnicity,and language of the world.

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