July 31, 2009

Help Me Find This

Category: Academic,Debian,Hackers — Biella @ 5:31 am

I have asked for this before and nothing turned up. The article for which this is (hopefully) for will soon go to press so I am trying once more. If I can’t find it, there are other options but nothing as perfect as this shot!

Help Me Find This, originally uploaded by the biella.

A long while back, I wrote a blog entry about debconf4, which became fodder for a section in my dissertation, and which will be published as a stand alone article this summer or fall in Anthropological Quarterly. I am including a number of images, most of which are mine or taken from the Debconf Gallery but I have a few images of unknown source/origin and it would be great to help me find it.

The first is the photo pictured above, which I uploaded to my flickr page. Someone sent it to me a long time ago and all I know that it is from one of the Dutch Hacker Conferences, possibly HIP. Does anyone know where I can find a copy on the web? Seen it before? Are the kid pictured in the photo? Think you are the kid pictured in the photo? Sort of look like the kid pictured in the photo? Know of a service where you can upload a photo on a page and it will locate other copies?? Know of another similarly awesome photo?

The second picture is of two Debian developers Gustavo and Jonas dancing at Debconf. I can’t seem to locate it in the gallery and I am not sure who took it but I would love to find out to get permission to use it in the piece.

Finally: do you have any pictures (in the gallery on not) that capture the joy of conferencing that you would not mind published either in this article or my book? If yes, feel free to send any along!


  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigarius/730959536/in/set-72157600344678016/ :D

    Feel free to use any of my photos.

    Comment by Aigars Mahinovs — April 11, 2009 @ 8:11 am

  2. Tried using TinEye? It yields suprisingly good results most of the time.

    Comment by jensp — April 11, 2009 @ 9:34 am

  3. The sleeping geek is probably from Hackers at Large – HAL2001 conference that was in Enschede, Holland.

    I was there too and we made this video: http://www.ljudmila.org/%7Eluka/hal2001.fast.forward.vcd.mpg

    Comment by fileneed — April 11, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

  4. Yes I think you are right, it was HAL… Thanks for your video, I got to watch it and it is good stuff!!!


    Comment by Biella — April 11, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  5. Yes, I’m also fairly sure that I saw this just after HAL when I searched for pictures. Best conference ever :)

    Comment by Florian — May 7, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

  6. from tineye:

    src: http://www.yaplakal.com/forum26/st/175/topic51782.html

    direct link: 600×450 (still pretty small)

    Comment by carl — July 31, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

  7. Biella, you can use any of http://www.perrier.eu.org/gallery2

    Marga used several of these for her nice video broadcasted during the opening ceremony.

    No need for credit, license or anything (consider the license to be the most liberal you know about). Just knowing that these pics are used for good wok is enough for me.

    See you at DC10 (I guess we will, right?).

    Comment by Christian Perrier — July 31, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  8. Hi there,

    Indeed, I saw the video. Very cool…

    And thanks for passing these along. All the rest are from Debian or me and I have usually put the URL to the photo.

    And yes, barring exceptional circumstances, you will see me in Nueva York! :-)

    Comment by Biella — August 1, 2009 @ 3:44 am

  9. [...] for all sorts of media and genres. I want the type of fair use where I can include this photo in my forthcoming article and not think twice about it. And I would looooooooooove a policy or [...]

    Pingback by Interprete » Stopping the train of IP: some lessons in the politics of copyleft — August 2, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

  10. Regarding the photo of Gustavo and me: Did you try ask Gustavo? We talked about that photo when meeting again last week and he (wrongly, I now learned) thinks that you took that photo (I did wonder, as I do not recall you participating at that party at all) – but other parts of the event he seems to remember better than me, so perhaps he can help list the people attending that night.

    It was a semi-spontanous party at a bar that (according to Gustavo) I spotted, called “espiral”. Junichi Uekawa took a photo of the front log: http://dr.jones.dk/images/20040528_debconf4/cimg0014.jpg

    Comment by Jonas Smedegaard — August 3, 2009 @ 11:43 am

  11. Hey Jonas,

    I will ask Gustavo! I just swiped it and I can’t remember from where. My bad really :-(

    Comment by Biella — August 5, 2009 @ 5:20 am

  12. It’s indeed one of the most famous pics of HAL (afaik). I couldn’t make out whether you have now found a satisfactory source, otherwise you still could try the Hippies list.
    Cheers from the Dinosaurs!

    Comment by patrice — August 18, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

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