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