Aaron Swartz si è ucciso ieri.
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Oggetto: Remembering Aaron Swartz
Data: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:09:23 +0000
Mittente: Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz
Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz (2002)
/ Rich Gibson / CC BY <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/>
Friends and Commoners,
It is with incredible sadness that I write to tell you that yesterday,
Aaron Swartz took his life. Aaron was one of the early architects of
Creative Commons. As a teenager, he helped design the code layer to our
licenses, and helped build the movement that has carried us so far.
Before Creative Commons, he had coauthored RSS. After Creative Commons,
he co-founded Reddit, liberated tons of government data, helped build a
free public library at Archive.org
<http://archive.org/>, and has done
incredibly important work to reform and make good our political system.
<http://demandprogress.org/>, his most recent org,
was instrumental in blocking the SOPA/PIPA legislation one year ago.)
More than all that, Aaron was a dear friend to all of us, and an
inspiration to me and many of you. Our prayers are with his parents and
those who knew his love. But everything we build will forever know the
product of his genius.
Co-founder, Creative Commons