Aaron Swartz

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Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz at a Creative Commons event on December 13, 2008
Born Aaron H. Swartz[1]
November 8, 1986(1986-11-08)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 11, 2013(2013-01-11) (aged 26)
Brooklyn Wp→, New York City, U.S.
Cause of death Suicide, by hanging
Occupation Software developer, writer, Internet activist

Aaron H. Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an internet activist who advocated open access to information.

See also

Essay:Guerilla Open Access Manifesto


  1. Cai, Anne Aaron Swartz commits suicide. The Tech Wp→. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wp→. URL accessed on January 12, 2013.

External links and further reading

The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and “pirate” was already a tech legend by the time he’d turned 17. But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else—a martyr.

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