Sky news is reporting that 26-year old Aaron Swartz, who founded software company Infogami which eventually merged with reddit, was found dead of an apparent suicide.

What makes this very suspicious is that Swartz was in an on-going legal case involving the cracking of MIT’s document store JSTOR and was accused of stealing millions of documents from there. Also, he was an avid civil liberties advocate. Probably facing years in prison was too much for Swartz.

Regardless of that, it’s sad to see Swartz go. RIP. Also, . .

A great blog entry of Swartz’s (I’m glad to see someone else didn’t drink the Bay area kool-aid and hated it as well)
Lots and lots of expected reddit commentary

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