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

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.na
Sun Jan 13 10:12:28 SAST 2013




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On Jan 13, 2013, at 6:37, Gideon <gideonrop at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 COICA, the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills, he founded an organization called Demand Progress, which mobilized over a million online activists and proved to be an invaluable ally in winning that campaign.
> Read more about him here:
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/01/farewell-aaron-swartz
> http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/us/new-york-reddit-founder-suicide/index.html
> Gideon Rop,
> DotConnectAfrica.
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