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Aaron Swartz - A Fighter Against the Privatization of Knowledge


Aaron Swartz


Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) was a computer programmer, writer and Internet Hacktivist. He helped to develop RSS, Creative Commons,, Reddit, DeadDrop and Progressive Change Campaign Committee; founded and Demand Progress; was a Wikipedia editor and a Harvard Univ. research fellow. He also acquired the Library of Congress' complete bibliographic dataset, posting it for free on OpenLibrary; and downloaded/released millions of federal court documents and JSTOR academic records.

from Slate Magazine

Aaron Swartz Wanted To Save the World. Why Couldn’t He Save Himself?

Aaron Swartz

from Twitter

Booktips on

Don't tell me you don't remember Aaron Swartz?! Read the book came out after his Death .


"What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? And if you're not working on that, why aren't you?"-- Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)


"Power to the Peaceful" - In my work I have had the distinct pleasure to have visited nearly all the Tribal Lands in this great nation. I have on many occasion had long conversations with tribal council leaders, as well as humble community members. It strikes me how that these great First American Families are single-minded in one common cause: they have a yearning for peace. It is a part of their traditional ways and modern ideology. In peace they are pragmatically realistic teachers…


"This is your life, this is your country -- and if you want to keep it safe, you need to get involved." ~ Aaron Swartz (1986 - 2013)

from the Guardian

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr?

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr? "He was a basic technocratic liberal who thought that if you worked really hard, and approached a problem with openness and curiosity, then it was possible you could make life better for people."


Watch this short documentary on Edward Snowden to begin to understand the fundamental problems to which Schwartz is referring: