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 , 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 > > > > -- > > ----------------------------------------------------------- > Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland > dr. Ziko van Dijk, voorzitter > http://wmnederland.nl/ > > Wikimedia Nederland > Postbus 167 > 3500 AD Utrecht > ----------------------------------------------------------- > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l