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[liberationtech] Tragic News: Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Meredith L. Patterson clonearmy at
Sat Jan 12 11:10:33 PST 2013

On Jan 12, 2013 8:07 PM, "Gregory Maxwell" <greg at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Julian Oliver <julian at>
> > This is JSTOR going 'freeware' rather than Free Software. In the
> > domain it's comparable to source code that is technically open for
reading yet
> > disallows modification or redistribution.
> This is absolutely the case, but at the same time— claims, never heard
> by big names negotiating with jstor before, that they were planning it
> all along notwithstanding— it does show sensitivity to negative
> attention.

The JSTOR announcement is dated January 9th. If they were showing
sensitivity to negative attention, it was only in response to matters
having reached the point they did *before* Aaron's suicide.

Your move, JSTOR.

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