[...] "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 , 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 > >  http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/if-i-could-vote-on-the-wikiped/ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom) "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l