Exploring Open Source (United Church of Canada)

The concept of “open source” – free and open sharing of technology, design and knowledge is quickly becoming a disruptive element in fields of software (where it started) and hardware development, and education, to name but a few. This is in part a result of expectations around mass collaboration, crowdsourcing and shared wisdom that is a ‘given’ for digital natives.

This has interesting and perhaps startling ramifications for the church community. For example, consider the large part technology is playing in your world these days. What role does the community of developers (apps, gadgets, and software) play in areas of faith and spirituality? What is the source of any talent and ability that we have? What happens when ideas are shared instead of being licensed for financial gain? These are all questions that guided Peter Chynoweth during a four month sabbatical in 2012. Explore and discuss the things he learned, and the role that “open source” may play not only in the world around the corner, but in faith community and spiritual discoveries.

Register for this Christian on-demand webinar from United Church of Canada

NOTE: To view this course, click on the link above. Then click on the “Buy Now” button.  On the following page click on “Checkout Now.”  If the course has a cost you’ll be directed to pay via PayPal.  If the course is free, it will take some time for the information to load after clicking on “Checkout Now” (up to a minute or so). When you see an order confirmation page, click on the link under “You may track the latest status of your order(s) here:”  You’ll be taken to a new page.  In the “Order Information” section look for “Download.”  Click on the word “Download.”  An Adobe PDF file about this webinar will download onto your computer.  Open the PDF file where you’ll find the actual link to watch the free on-demand webinar.  Adobe Connect is required to view the webinar.

Upcoming Webinars & Other Recordings 

For the schedule of upcoming EDGE webinars, please check http://www.edge-ucc.ca/ webinars for more information. You can see our full listing of recorded webinars available for free and purchase at http://www.edge-ucc.ca/store.


If you have any problems accessing the webinar recording, please try the following:

Disclaimer: Sacred Space Online Learning (SSOL) seeks to provide individuals with information about religious, spiritual, or faith-based online resources from a variety of sources. Sacred Space Online Learning does NOT claim ownership over this online course or online offering. Sacred Space Online Learning is also NOT responsible for the accuracy of the materials, the content, the way they are advertised or taught, or the costs associated with this online course or offering. The views and opinions expressed in this online course or offering are those of the creators and/or the persons appearing in the online class or offering. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of SSOL, the OFLD, or MCC. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the creator(s) of the given online course or online offering.