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Aaron Swartz, age 26 was a leading activist for the campaign against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), cofounder of Reddit, coinventor of RSS, and a highly active digital activist for open data and freedom of information sharing! He was too young to leave this world the way he did and we have to question why does such a brilliant mind decide to leave it all behind. Maybe it was the fact that “Mr. Swartz was indicted last Thursday by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, and the indictment was unsealed Tuesday. The charges could result in up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine” says the NYTimes Bits Blog. That is a huge sentence to have to face when you believe that the information you stole would benefit society and help people who really need it. It is a sad day today and we will remember how hard he fought for the freedoms our government is trying to take away!
Farewell Aaron Swartz. We will miss your open and intelligent mind. May you rest in peace.