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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