Eric Raymond writes: "I have released a new Web version of the Jargon File, available at
This version 4.3.0 is intended specifically to recognize and honor the
wonderfully insane hackers of the Bergen Linux User's Group in Bergen,
Norway. In perpetrating the world's first implementation of RFC1149
("A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers")
they have pulled off what may just be the funniest, cleverest hack of
the last fifteen years.
Gentlemen, I salute you. You have been added to Appendix A as the
latest in a string of classic examples of the hack as art form.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists
precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do
so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
-- Mikhail Bakunin