FLYING BABIES

FLYING BABIES

Article from Issue 63/2006
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Dear Linux Magazine Reader,One of the principal endeavors of editors who write Welcome columns is to propose new metaphors. We in the Linux business always need metaphors for the Open Source movement. Unfortunately, the problem with metaphors for Open Source is that it is very difficult to capture the moral aspect of the movement and simultaneously underscore the charm and anarchy of it all. I’ve been thinking recently that a new original metaphor is long overdue. It is rare that I feel like one of those troubled writers in the film noir movies, angrily pulling blank sheets of paper out of a typewriter and desparately crumbling them. To escape my despair, I traveled to a splendid Baroque church in rural Bavaria, where I made the acquaintance of the most exquisite flying babies.

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