Quotes by Aaron Swartz

About Aaron Swartz:

Aaron Hillel Swartz was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS and the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. He committed suicide while under federal indictment for data-theft, a prosecution that was characterized by his family as being "the product of a criminal-justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach".

Author Bio

  • NameAaron Swartz
  • Descriptioncomputer programmer and internet-political activist
  • AliasesSwartz, Aaron; Aaron H. Swartz; AaronSw
  • BornNovember 8, 1986
  • DiedJanuary 11, 2013
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionProgrammer; Writer; Internet Activist
  • AwardsEFF Pioneer Award