RIP Aaron Schwartz

13 Jan, 2013 · Sascha · Tech

ripaschwartz“Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy and capacity for selfless, boundless love; his refusal to accept injustice as inevitable — these gifts made the world, and our lives, far brighter,” they said in a statement. “We’re grateful for our time with him, to those who loved him and stood with him, and to all of those who continue his work for a better world.”

Aaron Schwartz, Co-Gründer, RSS-Entwickler und großer Verfechter eines freien Internets (er gründete DemandProgress.org gegen SOPA/PIPA), hat sich vorgestern mit gerade einmal 26 Jahren das Leben genommen. Er litt unter großen Depressionen und wurde von der US-Regierung gerade zu gemobbt.

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