Honoring Aaron Swartz


Aaron was an amazing fellow who will be sorely missed. He authored, and contributed to, many works.

This collection will feature Aaron's work and select works that have been released in his honor under the #pdftribute twitterstorm by researchers around the world.

Lists of titles can be found here: http://pdftribute.org/ , here: http://pdftribute.net/ and also here: http://aideconomics.com/index.php/2013/01/13/twitter-repository-for-pdftribute/ if you wish to learn more.

Edward Wang is currently indexing over 3 gigabytes of files ( http://edward.io/pdftribute/ ) and more will be posted as found.

Though many of us will not have the impact on the internets that Aaron did, by working together, we can, in our small ways, help open up knowledge to everyone regardless of their ability fork over cash and add more equality to the planet if only in equal access regardless of station.

Dr. Lessig's lecture "Aaron's Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age" is available on the companion page to this collection at http://ows.ettruck.com/in-memoriam-aaron-swarz - if anyone wants to know more about Aaron's impact on the internets.


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Items in the Honoring Aaron Swartz Collection

Aaron Swartz: Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is…

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