[BangPypers] Death of Aaron Swartz

Anand Chitipothu anandology at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 15:21:11 CET 2013


Hi,

I'm sure most of you might have already heard about it, Aaron Swartz,
hacker, writer and activist committed suicide on Jan 11, 2013.

http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

Aaron was a great Python programmer. He created web.py, a web framework in
Python, Infogami a wiki software and many other tools. He co-authored RSS
1.0 specifications when he as 13 and worked with John Gruber in creating
Markdown.

The PyCon India 2011 website is still running on Infogami.

He is not just a programmer, a great activist too. He is the founder od
demand progress, an organization that played crucial role in stoping the
SOPA Act.

Aaron's death is a great loss to the whole world.

May his soul rest in peace.

Anand


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