Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist

Posted by Ridcully on Jan 12, 2013 9:27 PM EDT
Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Peter Eckersley
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Aaron Swartz committed suicide on Friday. Aaron was only 26 but in his short life he worked on the RSS specifications, web.py, tor2web, the Open Library, and the Chrome port of HTTPS Everywhere. Aaron helped launch the Creative Commons. He was a former co-founder at Reddit. The article emphasises the current injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, and particularly their punishment regimes.

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