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by Mike Masnick


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Global Hackathons Prepared To Carry Forward The Work Of Aaron Swartz

from the keep-it-up dept

One of the key points we've tried to raise over and over again in the wake of Aaron Swartz's death is that it's important for people to carry on his work. We've seen it in a few places already -- such as with academics freeing up their own work -- but there's much more to be done. That's why it's interesting to see plans around the globe for hackathons in Swartz's memory. Who knows what will come out of those hackathons, but seeing more people working on technical solutions for better sharing information and knowledge seems like it can only be a good thing.

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Jan 2013 @ 11:57am

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    You don't have to have a solution to know that the current system is BROKEN...

    No, but by never discussing his own beliefs about copyright it's easier for him to be hyper-critical of everyone else. The moment he admits that maybe there is something legitimate about copyright, he'll have to confront the truth that defining the rights and determining their scope is a difficult task given all the competing considerations. But by never discussing it and by never taking a position, he's able to just shit on everyone else's beliefs. Obviously Mike doesn't ever want to be pinned down on a position since that would mean actually confronting the issues and discussing a solution. He doesn't want to do that. He just wants to whine.

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