[BangPypers] Death of Aaron Swartz

ashish makani ashish.makani at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 07:36:45 CET 2013


Really sad to hear this

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/12/169235633/aaron-swartz-reddit-cofounder-and-online-activist-dead-at-26

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM, Anand B Pillai <abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> --Anand
>
>


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