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

Jonas Öberg
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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.

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Freedom Fighter

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

So it would seem that Georg's freedom fighter's stories gained much more attention than expected. Let me tell you what happened to me recently. As some of you know, I've had some problems with my laptop and was in a store in Stockholm to check out potential replacements. I was just reaching out to check out a new Lenovo Thinkpad when the cutest voice in the world caught my attention.

Turning around, one of the store employees, with, I should add, an equally sweet face to go with the voice, was facing me. "Good evening," she said, and asked if I would be kind enough to agree to help out with their loyal clients inquiry by answering a few questions.

I think my answer went something along the lines of "Mhmggrh?!?" which she interpreted as a positive reply and started to fire off her questions. Getting into this, I was in the process of explaining to her about Free Software, how I felt about it, and how Free Software can very much be a way of life for us "freedom fighters" out there, when she suddenly asked me
what I wanted for christmas.

Still on the Free Software trail, I knew instinctively what to reply: "A freedom fighter! Designed for me!"

She thanked me for taking the time, smiled and twisted her head a bit to the right as she turned away and went in search of another customer. This quickly escaped my mind and I didn't think of it until yesterday when I got home. As I was just going to bed, the doorbell (which is more like a fire alarm), quickly brought me back to the land of the living, and when I opened the door, this is what I got.

"Need a freedom fighter?" she asked.

 

Need a freedom fighter? 

 


After a short fight, she's now locked securely in the basement. Quite furious, I should add, so I'm guessing she doesn't like how I cook. And, she's got a whip! I'm at a loss here. Anyone, ideas on what to do with this creature?

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.