Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist (via EFF)

Yesterday Aaron Swartz, a close friend and collaborator of ours, committed suicide. This is a tragic end to a brief and extraordinary life. 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…

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What a terrible waste of a decent and talented person. RIP Aaron..


It was not only 35 years in prison but a $1M fine. Anyone who doesn’t think prosecutorial … well, perhaps not misconduct, but “overzealous behavior” … didn’t have a role in this is nuts.