Monday, January 14, 2013

Internet activist Aaron Swartz dies

Aaron Swartz, a hacker, an Internet activist, programmer, writer and a brilliant mind committed suicide at his apartment in New York on 11th of January. Aaron was just 26 and is well known for co-authoring early version of the RSS specification at the age of 14 and also one of the early developer of Reddit.
He was facing some hacking charges at the time of death, the charges were related to downloading of millions of academic papers from online archive JSTOR, which prosecutors say he intended to distribute for free. Aaron Swartz was a great mind and one of the leading internet activists, losing him is a big loss for everyone of us who is somehow connected with the internet, RIP Aaron Swartz.

you can read his blog here: aaronsw 

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