Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-14 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
It is worth to listen professor Lessig interview on Democracy now

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/14/an_incredible_soul_lawrence_lessig_remembers#.UPRn4_WqvF0.twitter

An Incredible Soul

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-14 Thread Josh Lim
(For the first time I am finally posting on the Wikimedia-l list. :P)

Thanks for posting this, Everton.  It is extremely moving and, somehow, this 
should remind us of why we are all still here, and what we are fighting for.

With that said, I have said on Meta (and privately) that it's time for us to 
move the discussion away from his immediate death, and instead start to focus 
on what his death ought to mean.  I have to agree with Aaron is now a symbol: 
to me (and perhaps to many of us as well), he's now an ideal worth fighting 
for.  And, indeed, we have to complete the work that he started, if ever we 
will make his death meaningful.  I expressed these sentiments in a Facebook 
note I wrote yesterday:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/josh-lim/a-question-of-reflection-and-legacy-a-non-tribute-to-aaron-swartz/10151315708551878

Regards,

Josh

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ezalvare...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 It is worth to listen professor Lessig interview on Democracy now
 
 http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/14/an_incredible_soul_lawrence_lessig_remembers#.UPRn4_WqvF0.twitter
 
 An Incredible Soul
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-13 Thread Andy Mabbett
Splendidly done. I'm mobile all day; could someone add a link to that, from
the relevant section of [[WP: RIP]], please?
On Jan 13, 2013 6:45 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 The blog post it out now:

 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/12/remembering-aaron-swartz-1986-2013/

 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:
   Official statement from the family:
  
   http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**
   statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of
 
 http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of
  
  
   I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog
  about
   his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could
 be a
   community project.
  
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Blog
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog
  
   -Sarah
  
 
  I do not know about a blog post, but a few San Francisco Wikimedians
  (myself included) are exploring the possibility of holding a quiet,
  respectful open house next week in honor of Aaron, hosted at the
  Foundation.
 
  I should emphasize that we haven't decided yet, since if Creative
 Commons
  or the EFF are holding events of any kind, we will likely defer to
  supporting that, rather than holding anything separately. I will keep
 folks
  posted.
 
 
  Hi all - sharing with you in this real sense of loss and sadness. It's
 hard
  to believe it was just a year ago that the energy around SOPA was
  everywhere in the Wikimedia movement, and I think it's safe to say that
  Aaron was so much the nucleus of that energy.
 
  Re a blog post - yes, we're working on something now for the Wikimedia
  blog, but what I think we'd really like to do is point to a community
  memorial on Wikipedia or meta or wherever, where our community might be
  recording their thoughts on Aaron. I suspect we would also point to the
  memorial referenced by his family.
 
  Has anyone seen such an on-wiki memorial? Might someone be able to
  propose/create such a page if it doesn't already exist? There are so many
  voices in our community who have something to say about Aaron, it would
 be
  great to share that.
 
  jay
 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-13 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Congrats for the blog post about Aaron. I asked some friends to create
a homage for him and I will translate for Portuguese.

From another mailing list, a petition was create on Avaaz, an
organization Aaron work to also. See bellow.

-- Forwarded message --
From: Harry Halpin hhalpin AT ibiblio.org
Date: 2013/1/13
Subject: [okfn-discuss] Petition to have MIT and US Govt. issue an
apologies for prosecuting Aaron Schwartz
To: Open Knowledge Foundation discussion list okfn-disc...@lists.okfn.org



I made a petition to demand an from MIT and the US Attorney of
Massachusetts apologies for their prosecution of Aaron Schwartz, a
prosecution that his parents say is partly to blame for his suicide.
The US Federal Government is also added since laws on the federal
level allow this kind of absurd prosecution. Feel free to sign:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Federal_Government_and_MIT_issue_a_formal_apologies_for_the_death_of_Aaron_Schwartz/?wgeiRd

From the official statement of Swartz's family:

Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product
of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial
overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts US
Attorney's office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US
Attorney's office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges,
carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged
crime that had no victims. Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to
stand up for Aaron and its own community's most cherished principles.


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote:
 Splendidly done. I'm mobile all day; could someone add a link to that, from
 the relevant section of [[WP: RIP]], please?
 On Jan 13, 2013 6:45 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 The blog post it out now:

 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/12/remembering-aaron-swartz-1986-2013/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-13 Thread Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
The blog post was poignant.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead - memorials

2013-01-13 Thread ENWP Pine
Numerous Wikipedians are leaving memorials on AaronSw's user talk page on 
English Wikipedia. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:AaronSw

I've also added a link to there from Aaron's entry in WP:RIP.

Pine

  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Fae
On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
 Killed himself.

 http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html

Awful news.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Andrea Zanni
I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news.


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
  Killed himself.
 
  http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Sorry, I don't know better - in what way was A. S. related to the
Wikimedia movement?
Kind regards
Ziko

2013/1/12 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com:
 I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news.


 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
  Killed himself.
 
  http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html

 Awful news.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Mathias Schindler
He was an author (user:aaronsw) and developer, among others.

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote:
 Sorry, I don't know better - in what way was A. S. related to the
 Wikimedia movement?
 Kind regards
 Ziko

 2013/1/12 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com:
 I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news.


 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
  Killed himself.
 
  http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html

 Awful news.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
I just created an article for him on Portuguese Wikipedia.

I want to improve about this On July 19, 2011, he was arrested for
harvesting academic journal articles from JSTOR.

Very sad.

Tom

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote:
 Sorry, I don't know better - in what way was A. S. related to the
 Wikimedia movement?
 Kind regards
 Ziko

 2013/1/12 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com:
 I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news.


 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
  Killed himself.
 
  http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
On 12 January 2013 15:01, Mathias Schindler mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote:

 He was an author (user:aaronsw) and developer, among others.


Also came up with the study showing that most content contribution is
done by drive-by editors:

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia

So a few hundred people do the curation work - but the original
writing is done by lots and lots of people.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
It's shocking, horrible news.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AaronSw/Election - he ran for the
Board in 2006.  See http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians
Making More Wikipedians.

Some more links and memories at
http://www.metafilter.com/123777/Open-access-open-internet-closed-book .

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Erik Moeller
As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian
since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings
during his election campaign are worth re-reading:

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whorunswikipedia
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedias
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikicodeislaw

He was also described as one of the early architects of Creative
Commons by Larry Lessig [1], and founded infogami which merged into
Reddit, so he's sometimes called a Reddit co-founder as well.

Since then he's turned to activism and co-founded Demand Progress
which has been rallying opposition to bad Internet law, including
SOPA/PIPA.

Cory Doctorow's obituary is a very personal goodbye and includes a
video of Aaron's talk How we stopped SOPA.

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

Aaron was an intense, passionate and focused intellectual who
dedicated his life to changing the world for the better - and he did.
It's a shocking loss and deeply sad that he left us so early, that he
saw no other way. May he rest in peace.

Erik

[1] http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/if-i-could-vote-on-the-wikiped/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
[...]

The first site I built was called get.info. The idea was to have a
free, online encyclopedia that anyone could edit or add things to or
reorganize, right through their web browser. I built the whole thing,
added lots of cool features, tested it on all sorts of browsers, and
was very proud of it. It actually won even a prize for one of the best
new web applications that year. Unfortunately, the only people I knew
at the time were other kids in my school, so I didn't really have
anyone writing a lot of encyclopedia articles. (Luckily, several years
later, my mother pointed me to this new site called Wikipedia that
was doing the same thing.)

[...]

From How to Get a Job Like Mine https://aaronsw.jottit.com/howtoget.

Thanks for the links bellow. This was a really horrible lost for all of us.

Tom

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian
 since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings
 during his election campaign are worth re-reading:

 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whorunswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedias
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikicodeislaw

 He was also described as one of the early architects of Creative
 Commons by Larry Lessig [1], and founded infogami which merged into
 Reddit, so he's sometimes called a Reddit co-founder as well.

 Since then he's turned to activism and co-founded Demand Progress
 which has been rallying opposition to bad Internet law, including
 SOPA/PIPA.

 Cory Doctorow's obituary is a very personal goodbye and includes a
 video of Aaron's talk How we stopped SOPA.

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

 Aaron was an intense, passionate and focused intellectual who
 dedicated his life to changing the world for the better - and he did.
 It's a shocking loss and deeply sad that he left us so early, that he
 saw no other way. May he rest in peace.

 Erik

 [1] http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/if-i-could-vote-on-the-wikiped/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Thanks for the information, and my condoleances to those who knew him.
Sounds like a very, very interesting person.
Kind regards
Ziko

2013/1/12 Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvare...@wikimedia.org:
 [...]

 The first site I built was called get.info. The idea was to have a
 free, online encyclopedia that anyone could edit or add things to or
 reorganize, right through their web browser. I built the whole thing,
 added lots of cool features, tested it on all sorts of browsers, and
 was very proud of it. It actually won even a prize for one of the best
 new web applications that year. Unfortunately, the only people I knew
 at the time were other kids in my school, so I didn't really have
 anyone writing a lot of encyclopedia articles. (Luckily, several years
 later, my mother pointed me to this new site called Wikipedia that
 was doing the same thing.)

 [...]

 From How to Get a Job Like Mine https://aaronsw.jottit.com/howtoget.

 Thanks for the links bellow. This was a really horrible lost for all of us.

 Tom

 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian
 since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings
 during his election campaign are worth re-reading:

 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whorunswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedias
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikicodeislaw

 He was also described as one of the early architects of Creative
 Commons by Larry Lessig [1], and founded infogami which merged into
 Reddit, so he's sometimes called a Reddit co-founder as well.

 Since then he's turned to activism and co-founded Demand Progress
 which has been rallying opposition to bad Internet law, including
 SOPA/PIPA.

 Cory Doctorow's obituary is a very personal goodbye and includes a
 video of Aaron's talk How we stopped SOPA.

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

 Aaron was an intense, passionate and focused intellectual who
 dedicated his life to changing the world for the better - and he did.
 It's a shocking loss and deeply sad that he left us so early, that he
 saw no other way. May he rest in peace.

 Erik

 [1] http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/if-i-could-vote-on-the-wikiped/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
Condolences to all that knew him - very tragic - especially at such a young age.

If my memory is correct (and that's a gamble) I seem to recall knowing about 
him more from his work on early RSS around the age of 13.  I was in college 
doing websites at the time and recall being rather impressed with someone so 
young making such a widespread impact on the core of the web.

-greg aka varnent


On 12 Jan, 2013, at 12:10 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote:

 Thanks for the information, and my condoleances to those who knew him.
 Sounds like a very, very interesting person.
 Kind regards
 Ziko
 
 2013/1/12 Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvare...@wikimedia.org:
 [...]
 
 The first site I built was called get.info. The idea was to have a
 free, online encyclopedia that anyone could edit or add things to or
 reorganize, right through their web browser. I built the whole thing,
 added lots of cool features, tested it on all sorts of browsers, and
 was very proud of it. It actually won even a prize for one of the best
 new web applications that year. Unfortunately, the only people I knew
 at the time were other kids in my school, so I didn't really have
 anyone writing a lot of encyclopedia articles. (Luckily, several years
 later, my mother pointed me to this new site called Wikipedia that
 was doing the same thing.)
 
 [...]
 
 From How to Get a Job Like Mine https://aaronsw.jottit.com/howtoget.
 
 Thanks for the links bellow. This was a really horrible lost for all of us.
 
 Tom
 
 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian
 since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings
 during his election campaign are worth re-reading:
 
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whorunswikipedia
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedias
 http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikicodeislaw
 
 He was also described as one of the early architects of Creative
 Commons by Larry Lessig [1], and founded infogami which merged into
 Reddit, so he's sometimes called a Reddit co-founder as well.
 
 Since then he's turned to activism and co-founded Demand Progress
 which has been rallying opposition to bad Internet law, including
 SOPA/PIPA.
 
 Cory Doctorow's obituary is a very personal goodbye and includes a
 video of Aaron's talk How we stopped SOPA.
 
 http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html
 
 Aaron was an intense, passionate and focused intellectual who
 dedicated his life to changing the world for the better - and he did.
 It's a shocking loss and deeply sad that he left us so early, that he
 saw no other way. May he rest in peace.
 
 Erik
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Kat Walsh
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:

 Killed himself.

 http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html


 - d.



Oh, Aaron. I remember meeting him, after reading some of his writing, and
being surprised to find the person behind the mental voice, introverted and
thoughtful and a little awkward, in contrast to the boldness of his blog.

I considered him a friend, though I wish I'd known him better; I remember
talking to him, often in a smaller gathering of nerds after some conference
or event, about copyright, the open web, Wikipedia, social structures, and
usually about some problem or another that existed in the world. And unlike
almost anyone else, a short time later Aaron would have founded an
organization or taken on some big project or pulled some crazy stunt to try
to fix that problem, because that's just what he did. And sometimes he
succeeded.

What a huge loss.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread FT2
A few posts if anyone here's not aware of Aaron  (see also his Wikipedia
bio)

   -
   
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html
   - http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/verysick - Aaron's blog post on himself
   - http://lessig.tumblr.com/post/40347463044/prosecutor-as-bully - by
   Lawrence Lessig
   -
   
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/01/academic-libraries/many-jstor-journal-archives-now-free-to-public-
3 days ago


FT2


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Kat Walsh k...@mindspillage.org wrote:

 On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:

  Killed himself.
 
  http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html
 
 
  - d.
 


 Oh, Aaron. I remember meeting him, after reading some of his writing, and
 being surprised to find the person behind the mental voice, introverted and
 thoughtful and a little awkward, in contrast to the boldness of his blog.

 I considered him a friend, though I wish I'd known him better; I remember
 talking to him, often in a smaller gathering of nerds after some conference
 or event, about copyright, the open web, Wikipedia, social structures, and
 usually about some problem or another that existed in the world. And unlike
 almost anyone else, a short time later Aaron would have founded an
 organization or taken on some big project or pulled some crazy stunt to try
 to fix that problem, because that's just what he did. And sometimes he
 succeeded.

 What a huge loss.

 -Kat



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Todd Allen
This is terrible to hear. We've lost a brilliant mind far too soon.


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 5:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:

 Killed himself.

 http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga 
ezalvare...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 I just created an article for him on Portuguese Wikipedia.

 I want to improve about this On July 19, 2011, he was arrested for
 harvesting academic journal articles from JSTOR.

 Very sad.

 Tom


This link should help expand on that, Internet activist accused of data
theft.

 http://boingboing.net/2011/07/19/swartz.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
On 12 January 2013 19:37, FT2 ft2.w...@gmail.com wrote:

 A few posts if anyone here's not aware of Aaron  (see also his Wikipedia
 bio)


Even Tim Berners-Lee weighs in (and he basically keeps quiet about
almost everything):

https://twitter.com/timberners_lee/statuses/290140454211698689

Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for
right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us
weep.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
NYT: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html


- d.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Craig Franklin
What a dreadful loss.  I never knew Aaron except through his work and his
writings, but he always came across as a confident person who was truly
passionate about the work that he did.  We're all the poorer for his
passing.  My condolences to everyone on this list who knew him.

Regards,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread James Salsman
Aaron explained how he originally measured Wikipedia contributions:
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/swartz2006 -- which is
only linked through the bibliography he kept up on the topic
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/ which is linked at the
end of the main essay. Less than a month ago we tweeted back and forth
about weighting those statistics by pageviews.

His best work might be his summary of Galbraith's _Predator State_:
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/predatorstate

when we were fellows together at the Harvard Center for Ethics, I
think we annoyed everyone else with our repeated insistence that
reducing economic inequality was somehow always the appropriate
solution to each of the many social ills the group identified --
http://crookedtimber.org/2012/06/18/guest-review-by-aaron-swartz-chris-hayes-the-twilight-of-the-elites/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
This is the worst news of last year for Wikimedia, Aaron has been a 
genial and precious member of our community.

But nothing really meaningful can be said or done now...

Nemo


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sarah Stierch

Official statement from the family:

http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of

I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog 
about his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This 
could be a community project.


https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog

-Sarah


On 1/12/13 2:58 PM, James Salsman wrote:

Aaron explained how he originally measured Wikipedia contributions:
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/swartz2006 -- which is
only linked through the bibliography he kept up on the topic
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/ which is linked at the
end of the main essay. Less than a month ago we tweeted back and forth
about weighting those statistics by pageviews.

His best work might be his summary of Galbraith's _Predator State_:
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/predatorstate

when we were fellows together at the Harvard Center for Ethics, I
think we annoyed everyone else with our repeated insistence that
reducing economic inequality was somehow always the appropriate
solution to each of the many social ills the group identified --
http://crookedtimber.org/2012/06/18/guest-review-by-aaron-swartz-chris-hayes-the-twilight-of-the-elites/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.comwrote:

 Official statement from the family:

 http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**
 statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-ofhttp://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of

 I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog about
 his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could be a
 community project.

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Bloghttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog

 -Sarah


I do not know about a blog post, but a few San Francisco Wikimedians
(myself included) are exploring the possibility of holding a quiet,
respectful open house next week in honor of Aaron, hosted at the Foundation.

I should emphasize that we haven't decided yet, since if Creative Commons
or the EFF are holding events of any kind, we will likely defer to
supporting that, rather than holding anything separately. I will keep folks
posted.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Jay Walsh
  Official statement from the family:
 
  http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**
  statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of
 http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of
 
 
  I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog
 about
  his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could be a
  community project.
 
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Blog
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog
 
  -Sarah
 

 I do not know about a blog post, but a few San Francisco Wikimedians
 (myself included) are exploring the possibility of holding a quiet,
 respectful open house next week in honor of Aaron, hosted at the
 Foundation.

 I should emphasize that we haven't decided yet, since if Creative Commons
 or the EFF are holding events of any kind, we will likely defer to
 supporting that, rather than holding anything separately. I will keep folks
 posted.


Hi all - sharing with you in this real sense of loss and sadness. It's hard
to believe it was just a year ago that the energy around SOPA was
everywhere in the Wikimedia movement, and I think it's safe to say that
Aaron was so much the nucleus of that energy.

Re a blog post - yes, we're working on something now for the Wikimedia
blog, but what I think we'd really like to do is point to a community
memorial on Wikipedia or meta or wherever, where our community might be
recording their thoughts on Aaron. I suspect we would also point to the
memorial referenced by his family.

Has anyone seen such an on-wiki memorial? Might someone be able to
propose/create such a page if it doesn't already exist? There are so many
voices in our community who have something to say about Aaron, it would be
great to share that.

jay


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
I started something on [[WP:RIP]].
On Jan 13, 2013 12:45 AM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:

   Official statement from the family:
  
   http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**
   statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of
 
 http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of
  
  
   I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog
  about
   his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could be
 a
   community project.
  
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Blog
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog
  
   -Sarah
  
 
  I do not know about a blog post, but a few San Francisco Wikimedians
  (myself included) are exploring the possibility of holding a quiet,
  respectful open house next week in honor of Aaron, hosted at the
  Foundation.
 
  I should emphasize that we haven't decided yet, since if Creative Commons
  or the EFF are holding events of any kind, we will likely defer to
  supporting that, rather than holding anything separately. I will keep
 folks
  posted.
 
 
 Hi all - sharing with you in this real sense of loss and sadness. It's hard
 to believe it was just a year ago that the energy around SOPA was
 everywhere in the Wikimedia movement, and I think it's safe to say that
 Aaron was so much the nucleus of that energy.

 Re a blog post - yes, we're working on something now for the Wikimedia
 blog, but what I think we'd really like to do is point to a community
 memorial on Wikipedia or meta or wherever, where our community might be
 recording their thoughts on Aaron. I suspect we would also point to the
 memorial referenced by his family.

 Has anyone seen such an on-wiki memorial? Might someone be able to
 propose/create such a page if it doesn't already exist? There are so many
 voices in our community who have something to say about Aaron, it would be
 great to share that.

 jay


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Tilman Bayer
The blog post it out now:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/12/remembering-aaron-swartz-1986-2013/

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote:
  Official statement from the family:
 
  http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**
  statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of
 http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of
 
 
  I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog
 about
  his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could be a
  community project.
 
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Blog
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Blog
 
  -Sarah
 

 I do not know about a blog post, but a few San Francisco Wikimedians
 (myself included) are exploring the possibility of holding a quiet,
 respectful open house next week in honor of Aaron, hosted at the
 Foundation.

 I should emphasize that we haven't decided yet, since if Creative Commons
 or the EFF are holding events of any kind, we will likely defer to
 supporting that, rather than holding anything separately. I will keep folks
 posted.


 Hi all - sharing with you in this real sense of loss and sadness. It's hard
 to believe it was just a year ago that the energy around SOPA was
 everywhere in the Wikimedia movement, and I think it's safe to say that
 Aaron was so much the nucleus of that energy.

 Re a blog post - yes, we're working on something now for the Wikimedia
 blog, but what I think we'd really like to do is point to a community
 memorial on Wikipedia or meta or wherever, where our community might be
 recording their thoughts on Aaron. I suspect we would also point to the
 memorial referenced by his family.

 Has anyone seen such an on-wiki memorial? Might someone be able to
 propose/create such a page if it doesn't already exist? There are so many
 voices in our community who have something to say about Aaron, it would be
 great to share that.

 jay


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