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|Aaron Swartz was a hacktivist and friend of many in our community. He helped create RSS 1.0; contributed to Creative Commons; was an early builder of Reddit, where he's often acknowledged as a co-founder; created the web.py framework; and more recently, became a data liberator, first with PACER and then with scholarly articles from JSTOR, both of which got him into trouble with the law.
Aaron's Demand Progress project helped stop SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act in the US, which threatened to have far reaching unintended consequences.
Aaron Swartz committed suicide on Jan. 11, 2013, but his work on making the world a better place should not die with him. Join us in understanding his work and contributing to keep his memory and projects alive.
(This section adapted with permission from the Bangalore hackathon.)
PROJECTS: Aaron projects, SecureDrop
EVENTS: Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon