[AfrICANN-discuss] Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist

Gideon gideonrop at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 06:37:08 SAST 2013

Aaron Swartz, an Internet savant who at a young age shaped the online era
by co-developing RSS and Reddit and later became a digital activist, has
passed on.

Aaron did more than almost anyone to make the Internet a thriving ecosystem
for open knowledge, and to keep it that way. His contributions were
numerous, and some of them were indispensable. When we asked him in late
2010 for help in stopping
the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist
he founded an organization called Demand Progress<http://demandprogress.org/>,
which mobilized over a million online activists and proved to be an
invaluable ally in winning that campaign.

Read more about him here:


Gideon Rop,
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