I, along with Team ALiAS [FOSS club/LUG in our college] organized Mozilla Camp : A full-day event in my college – Amity University on 19th January. This event by Mozillians, has happened ‘successfully’ after almost 3-4 years. (A previous unsuccessful attempt happened. But never mind, its all past memories now..)
I was deeply affected, after reading this article on why Aaron Swartz didn’t commit a crime serious enough, that would have kept him in jail for 35 years.. leave serious crime, it was never a crime, considering MIT’s rules and regulations on digital journals and download limits..
I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person’s entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him. I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated man who was clearly pouring his life into defending his son. My deepest condolences go out to him and the rest of Aaron’s family during what must be the hardest time of their lives.
If the good that men do is oft interred with their bones, so be it, but in the meantime I feel a responsibility to correct some of the erroneous information being posted as comments to otherwise informative discussions at Reddit, Hacker News and Boing Boing. Apparently some people feel the need to self-aggrandize by opining on the guilt of the recently departed, and I wanted to take this chance to speak on behalf of a man who can no…
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Over the time i have realized that i wish i had a set of ‘things’ in life, things which are not ‘skills’ or something ‘abstract’, but things that i wished since my childhood and have been adding up to the stack, that’d be making me happier and maybe, I’d feel satisfied 🙂 Hence, the compiled list is as follows:
The developmental and usage heights achieved for Linux, during the year 2012, were incredible. Hope the coming year adds more feathers to the Red Hat 😉