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Swartz, Aaron, 1986-2013

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Personal name headingSwartz, Aaron, 1986-2013
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Variant(s)Swartz, Aaron H., 1986-2013
Schwartz, Aaron, 1986-2013
Biography/History noteAt 14, Mr. Swartz helped create RSS, the nearly ubiquitous tool that allows users to subscribe to online information. He later became an Internet folk hero, pushing to make many Web files free and open to the public. Swartz crusaded for open access to data. His projects include a range of influential efforts like the Internet Archive, Creative Commons, Wikipedia and the Recap collection of legal documents.
Birth date1986-11-08
Death date2013-01-11
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
Place of deathBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Field of activityFreedom of information RSS feeds Internet and activism Open access publishing
AffiliationElectronic Frontier Foundation Internet Archive (Firm) Creative Commons (Organization)
Students for Free Culture
Profession or occupationComputer programmers
Found inOCLC database, 4 Feb. 2013 (access point: Swartz, Aaron)
New York times, 13 Jan. 2013 (Aaron Swartz; died Friday (Jan. 11, 2013], New York, N.Y.; a wizardly programmer who as a teenager helped develop code that delivered ever-changing Web content to users and who later became a steadfast crusader to make that information freely available.)
Wikipedia, 13 Jan. 2013 (Aaron Swartz; Aaron H. Swartz, born November 8, 1986, Chicago, Illinois; died Jan. 11, 2013, Brooklyn, New York, N.Y., aged 26; an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer, and Internet activist)
Associated languageeng