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Aaron Swartz

Merk: Denne teksten er mer enn ett år gammel. Jeg kan ikke garantere at alt som står her fremdeles er riktig eller det jeg mener. Les likevel og skriv en kommentar om du lurer på noe! English: Old post, might be outdated.

Oppdatering: Du burde også lese hva Glenn Greenwald og Lawrence Lessig skriver om Aaron og omstendighetene som førte til hans selvmord.
Oppdatering 2: En god sak om Aaron hos NRK.

Oppdatering 3: Asher Wolf har også skrevet en veldig god tekst! Sitat:

It is no overstatement to say the survival of our species depends on our ability to share information freely. The corporations and their cronies in government who attempt to crush the ability to share information are a threat to the survival of humanity.


Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.

Et flott menneske, som jobbet hardt for å skape en bedre verden, begikk selvmord i går kveld. Jeg kjente ham kun gjennom Reddit, RSS, Creative Commons og DemandProgress. Men gjennom dette har Aaron Swartz påvirket meg mer enn de fleste jeg har møtt fysisk. Jeg kan ikke skrive noe bedre om ham enn det Cory Doctorow, som kjente Aaron personlig, skriver på Boing Boing. Et utdrag:

Aaron accomplished some incredible things in his life. He was one of the early builders of Reddit (someone always turns up to point out that he was technically not a co-founder, but he was close enough as makes no damn), got bought by Wired/Conde Nast, engineered his own dismissal and got cashed out, and then became a full-time, uncompromising, reckless and delightful shit-disturber.

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Audio recording: My almost-exclusive interview with Cory Doctorow + debate on copyrights

Merk: Denne teksten er mer enn ett år gammel. Jeg kan ikke garantere at alt som står her fremdeles er riktig eller det jeg mener. Les likevel og skriv en kommentar om du lurer på noe! English: Old post, might be outdated.

I will always remember Monday 14/09 as the day I almost got an exclusive interview with Cory Doctorow, entirely by chance.

Update: The first audio recording is now back. Sorry about that, and thanks for the patience.

Cory Doctorow. Veslebror ser deg in the front. Licensed CC BY-SA 2.0 by NRKbeta.

In connection with the translation of his latest novel, the brilliant Little Brother, into Norwegian («Veslebror ser deg«), Cory Doctorow hopped on a plane and flew to Norway. Here the Norwegian publisher of Little Brother, Samlaget, was planing two gigs for him: First a meeting with school children at 13:00, and then a debate at 19:00. Meeting with school children was a great idea, since that’s who the book is for, and it’s crucial for our future that young people get more aware of the threats on our freedoms that Little Brother talks about. The problem was just that Norway had the audacity to arrange an election on the same day, and thus all school children had the day off. Samlaget became aware of this only a short time in advance, so they didn’t have much time to announce that anyone could come.

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