[CS-FSLUG] Church Management Software

Greg Slade grgaslists at rogers.com
Wed Mar 26 23:25:58 CDT 2008

> Additionally, having a desktop version will lead to end users
> installing it on desktop machines. I don't think it is in the 
> "kingdom's" best interest for this to ever happen for security and 
> stability purposes.

Here's the deal: 80% of churches in Canada have 100 members or less. I assume that the proportion is similar in the U.S. Almost no church that small is going to be installing a network (and those that do will probably have geeky pastors, and the network will die about three weeks after the pastor moves.) Therefore, if there is no desktop-based church management package for Linux, then small churches (which means most churches) will not be able to run Linux, no matter how much sense Linux makes for them in every other way.

That's the choice: either give small churches what they need, or admit that Linux is not workable for small churches. I know what I'd prefer.


Greg Slade
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
teach him to use the Net and he won't bother you for weeks.

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