[BangPypers] Death of Aaron Swartz

Anand B Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 21:23:40 CET 2013

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.

Just not to miss among a list of wonderful things, he was
the co-founder of Reddit.

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

It is a shocker. Was about to wind up a long day when I read this.
I hope we get the truth behind his prosecution.

> May his soul rest in peace.
> Anand
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