28 April, 2010

Connecting dots till Openismus

"[...] If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in somethingyour gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. [...]"
Steve Jobs. 'You've got to find what you love'. Stanford Report, June 14, 2005.

One day you wake up and something important that makes a great difference in your life happens. You do not know, but if you look backwards connecting dots in your life, you will realize that in the last years, the whole universe was conspiring to make it happen: learning a new language, deciding to stay in a foreign country, skills...This happens just a few times in life (if you are lucky) and are moments marked with a mental big red cross reminding you where your past ends and the new beginning starts. Moments that have the ability to make you redo your life: new city, new flat, new life... For me, this moment has the name Openismus and here is where I am going to be doing a trainee program for the next year. [Here's Murray's announcement]

Joining the FSO in 2006, at the university where I did my studies , gave me the oportunity to introduce my self in a deepest way in the free software world. Since then, I had gotten interested in the dynamics of open source projects and now I am sure that I am in the rigth place for feeding this interest.

Welcome on board to the beginning of your new life Patri!


  1. Hi, from the other trainee.

    Looking forward to sharing the experience with you this year. See you in a month.

  2. Looking forward to meeting you in the Berlin office!

  3. Chris: thank you very much! I am really excited about the expierence too. We see us soon!

    Andre: Thank you! We will see us there soon!

    Mirsal: Thanks a lot! Will we see us there?