Hey guys. Hate to bear sad news, and I don’t know how this passed me by, but Aaron Swartz, instrumental in the creative commons act, among other things, took his life back in January.
Old news. Yes, very sad news for internet culture. The only real and honest thing left in this world.
I never knew who he was until he died, but you read his accomplishments and things he was involved with.
“OH. That guy. He’s one of those guys.”
Swartz was 25 and facing huge charges and up to 30+ years in prison. Nut shell, he moved some files from a server/computer onto his computer and shared some info with less fortunate humans. Meanwhile human criminals, murderers, rapists and even crazy rich drug dealers face their charges and sentences and continue to live our society. How about that.