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[liberationtech] Tragic News: Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Mark Belinsky mark.belinsky at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 10:05:43 PST 2013


In honor of Aaron, I put together this website. I'm selling some
commemorative t-shirts with all the proceeds going to his favorite charity.
He was truly changing the world and I was lucky to work with him.
http://store.markbelinsky.com

~Mark



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On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Joshua Cohen <jcohen57 at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Reif is a very good person.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 14, 2013, at 7:24 AM, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:
>
> > It's worth nothing that Reif is new to being MIT President; most of
> > this happened under the reign of Susan Hockfield.
> >
> > NK
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Kate Krauss <katie at critpath.org> wrote:
> >> A note from the president of MIT:
> >>
> >> To the members of the MIT community:
> >>
> >> Yesterday we received the shocking and terrible news that on Friday in
> New
> >> York, Aaron Swartz, a gifted young man well known and admired by many
> in the
> >> MIT community, took his own life. With this tragedy, his family and his
> >> friends suffered an inexpressible loss, and we offer our most profound
> >> condolences. Even for those of us who did not know Aaron, the trail of
> his
> >> brief life shines with his brilliant creativity and idealism.
> >>
> >> Although Aaron had no formal affiliation with MIT, I am writing to you
> now
> >> because he was beloved by many members of our community and because MIT
> >> played a role in the legal struggles that began for him in 2011.
> >>
> >> I want to express very clearly that I and all of us at MIT are extremely
> >> saddened by the death of this promising young man who touched the lives
> of
> >> so many. It pains me to think that MIT played any role in a series of
> events
> >> that have ended in tragedy.
> >>
> >> I will not attempt to summarize here the complex events of the past two
> >> years. Now is a time for everyone involved to reflect on their actions,
> and
> >> that includes all of us at MIT. I have asked Professor Hal Abelson to
> lead a
> >> thorough analysis of MIT's involvement from the time that we first
> perceived
> >> unusual activity on our network in fall 2010 up to the present. I have
> asked
> >> that this analysis describe the options MIT had and the decisions MIT
> made,
> >> in order to understand and to learn from the actions MIT took. I will
> share
> >> the report with the MIT community when I receive it.
> >>
> >> I hope we will all reach out to those members of our community we know
> who
> >> may have been affected by Aaron's death. As always, MIT Medical is
> available
> >> to provide expert counseling, but there is no substitute for personal
> >> understanding and support.
> >>
> >> With sorrow and deep sympathy,
> >>
> >> L. Rafael Reif
> >>
> >> VIA
> >>
> >>
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