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hack-it 2002

This year the Italian hacker meeting, hack-it 2002 was held in Bologna. The speeches covered various topics from micro controllers, over digital music, e-privacy to womenkind&computers. One highlight was a speech of Richard Stallman about Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks. A transcript or an audio-file of the speech are available in the web.

The meeting took place in the teatro polivalente occupato (occupied theatre, a former porn cinema), which did certainly not reduce the flair of the event. The motto of the meeting was: A hacker is someone who wants to govern himself and his own life, and who knows how to fight for this. Even if he hasn't seen a computer in his whole life.

image A refresh between two talks...
A refresh between two talks...
(21 June 2002)
image ...or just a little snooze
...or just a little snooze
(21 June 2002)
image The entrance of the ex-cinema gave the right flair to the hacker meeting
The entrance of the ex-cinema gave the right flair to the hacker meeting
(21 June 2002)
image Attention! Hole in the floor
Attention! Hole in the floor
(21 June 2002)
image Announcing Richard Stallman
Announcing Richard Stallman
(21 June 2002)
image We should not aim for the simplest and the most uniform copyright law, because that gives us a small number of extreme choices.
We should not aim for the simplest and the most uniform copyright law, because that gives us a small number of extreme choices.
(21 June 2002)
image Saint IGNUcius, saint in the Church of Emacs: That is no computer disk, that is my halo. But it was a disk platter in a former life.
Saint IGNUcius, saint in the Church of Emacs: That is no computer disk, that is my halo. But it was a disk platter in a former life.
(21 June 2002)
image I would like to come back to Italy, but not to Milan, I don't like their food very much...
I would like to come back to Italy, but not to Milan, I don't like their food very much...
(21 June 2002)
image People exiting
People exiting
(21 June 2002)
image Hackers and dogs
Hackers and dogs
(21 June 2002)
...nevertheless, this page has been written using Vim. ;-)