September 26, 2011

Photos for Coding Freedom

Category: Uncategorized — Biella @ 6:18 am

So my first book, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking is mostly sort of done. All the arguments are in place and I am doing the final, very annoying, seemingly endless work of adding a few final citations, hunting for permissions, and tweaking about 10 paragraphs that I feel can be slightly improved (down from about 20 last week). The book is based on the dissertation but re-framed significantly with lots of new material and best of all a lot of the cruft has been zapped away, I think.

The book will include two published pieces, although slightly revised. One of them is one of my all time favorite pieces on the hacker conference (which is the least academic/jargony of the peer reviewed articles). I thought it might be fun to change some of the photos for my book: so if you have some awesome, high quality photos that exude the joy of conferencing from past Debconfs or ANY hacker conference (preferably with computers in the background) please share.

I am open to anything although I am looking for a high quality/sharp photo of people hacking away in the hack lab. The photo I have is good but I would like one with better lighting/sharper focus.

The book will be published under a CC license (the most restrictive one, but heck as a junior scholar, I took what I could get and it is the first book that Princeton University Press is releasing under such a license). If you hold the copyright, I will need more official permission, otherwise, if it is under a CC or copyleft license, I will be adding the correct attribution/notice in the book.



    Comment by Andreas Fleckl — September 26, 2011 @ 6:37 am


    Comment by Andreas Fleckl — September 26, 2011 @ 6:38 am

  3. [...] with formal permission to publish (I have forms to get official permissions). As I mentioned in my previous post, the book will be published with Princeton University Press with a CC license. « Photos [...]

    Pingback by Interprete » Now for the harder photo request: Free Dmitry! — September 26, 2011 @ 6:40 am

  4. Hi, the link to the “hacker conference” pdf doesn’t work.
    I would like to contribute with some pictures, but I do not have any.
    Looking forward to read your book.

    Comment by Carlo — September 26, 2011 @ 7:21 am

  5. Ok fixed the link, thanks!

    Comment by Biella — September 26, 2011 @ 9:32 am

  6. Feel free to use any of the Debconf photos from my Flickr page

    Comment by Aigars Mahinovs — September 26, 2011 @ 9:55 am

  7. I can offer these:

    I can provide a higher-resolution version of the first on request.

    Comment by Ben Hutchings — September 26, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

  8. A CC-licensed photo for your consideration:

    Comment by Brian — October 19, 2011 @ 8:04 am

  9. Great photo, thanks Brian! I love that one :-)

    Comment by Biella — October 19, 2011 @ 8:06 am

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