Summer of Aaron Swartz
On January 2, 2022 the maintainer of Faker.js (@marak) sabotaged the library and left the following message in the README on Github: "What really happened with Aaron Swartz?". I'm not mentioning this to conspire, but to give you the starting point of my journey to understand who Aaron Swartz was and what he stood for.
I hadn't heard of Aaron Swartz until I saw this post on Hacker News. For the next few days I explored bits of his blog and twitter, and read what his friends had to say about him. I was moved by his passion for justice and deeply confused by his death.
This summer I plan to read a series of books that Aaron loved and write some thoughts on each afterwards. The goal is to learn, reflect, and share.
"Just Think" - Aaron Swartz
-  - Faker.js Has Been Deleted (Hacker News)
-  - Faker.js "Who killed Aaron Swartz" (Github, Wayback Machine, Archive.org)
-  - Developer sabotages his own apps, then claims Aaron Swartz was murdered (arstechnica)