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Internet activist dinner in Stockholm, Sweden, Jan 7, 2007

Aaron Swartz back left, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, front right.

 

A dinner with a variety of Internet openness activists in a Persian restaurant in Stockholm, Jan 7, 2007. Many had attended the Chaos Communications Conference, 23C3, in Berlin just before. I have tears in my eyes when uploading this picture upon knowing that Aaron Swartz, 26, just hanged himself in Brooklyn:

www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/aaron-swartz/

 

Aaron is now dead, Gottfrid is in detention in a Swedish jail, the guy in front of/to the left of Aaron has recieved his PhD in computer science since the picture was taken.

 

About a year ago (Feb 2012) I wrote in my IDG/Computer Sweden column about Aaron Swartz's heroic action to liberate academic knowledge and the legal case where U.S. prosecutors were determined to destroy him:

www.idg.se/2.1085/1.432155/

 

(Yes the pic was taken with a 256 kpixel mobile phone camera.)

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Taken on January 7, 2007