[AfrICANN-discuss] Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary
hacker and activist
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 10:50:31 SAST 2013
Thanks for sharing the information.
He will surely be missed by all those that know him.
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On Jan 13, 2013 5:40 AM, "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<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combating_Online_Infringement_and_Counterfeits_Act>,
> the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills<https://www.eff.org/issues/coica-internet-censorship-and-copyright-bill>,
> 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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> AfrICANN at afrinic.net
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