Aaron Swartz is a symbol of a young generation who is fighting against all the cruelties of our governing systems imposed on us, instead of protecting us from bullies. Probably, the worst set of laws are made for saving, distributing, and using the information made by us for us, particularly scientific literatures. Scientist probably is lowest paid group of professionals compared to artists, athletes, and journalists. As a scientist, I share the same concerns with Aaron about open access guerilla.
This post is tribute to Aaron, and I encourage all of you to read his “Guerilla Open Access Manifesto“.