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Bits of Freedom

Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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Jonas Öberg
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Jonas Öberg

Jonas is a dad, husband, tinkerer, thinker and traveler. He's passionate about the future and bringing people together, from all fields of free and open.

Proud to be here

I'm often very proud of the work we do in the FSFE but at no time do I feel as strongly about this as I do during the FOSDEM weekend. While the weekend has yet to start, the FSFE teams have taken to Brussels with a range of activities. For myself, the morning started with a meeting with our colleagues at Openforum Europe followed by what…

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Boomerang for Mutt

If you're anything like me, an overflowing inbox stresses you. When the emails in my inbox start filling more than a screen, I lose focus. This is particularly troubling as I'm also using my inbox as a reminder about issues I need to look at: travel bookings, meetings to be booked, inquiries to be made at the right time, and so on. A lot…

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Changing an address

Recently, the FSFE has unified a lot of our contact points into a single one. Regardless of if you apply for an internship, order some merchandise, ask us about a donation or need help changing your username, there's a single point of contact which can help you. The way we figure it is: it's often easier for one of our staff to know who c…

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How to scare your kids for life

There's a theory going around the hospitals here. The theory states that if you perform a venipuncture on a kid, the kid will grow up being scared of hospitals. You don't want that, so you avoid it, like the plague. Without any scientific data on this, I'm going to say: bollocks! I have a theory of my own. It's this: parents get so freake…

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