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
Mail this story
Print this story

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.

Full Story

  Nav
» Read more about: Story Type: News Story

« Return to the newswire homepage

Subject Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
This is more than sad tracyanne 26 844 Jan 14, 2013 11:57 PM

You cannot post until you login.