[BangPypers] Death of Aaron Swartz

Gopalakrishnan Subramani gopalakrishnan.subramani at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 19:00:31 CET 2013

Markdown is nice, I read a little about him in his infogami and reddit
merge and html2text project and web.py.
He was a great hacker, was able to move reddit from lisp to python (pylons)
in short time (http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/rewritingreddit)

After he was fired by Wired, things didn't go well for him. He was lesson
for entrepreneurship, fame, life ending.

Long live Aaron.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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