Michael, from Muckrock (a site that helps you make Freedom of Information Act requests) sez, "Aaron Swartz was one of MuckRock's earliest users, and a steadfast friend and advisor. He regularly suggested that we make the site free for anyone to file a request, and so in his honor, we're doing that. Many of his own requests, on topics from the U.S. Mint to Bradley Manning to Domain Seizures, are public here. I was always struck by Aaron's confidence and sincerity when we spoke, and always sensed that to him, the latest charges were a game to be beaten. That it should end like this is too tragic for me to comprehend. Discuss

2 Responses to “Free Freedom of Information Requests, in honor of Aaron Swartz”

  1. What a wonderful and oh-so-appropriate tribute to this information warrior.

    During the 90′s, when I watched many of my young friends die, I heard this often, “The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.”
    Still, it’s sad to say good-bye.

  2. allenels says:


    …”The flame that burns twice as bright….” also spoken by arch villain Roy¬† in “Blade Runner.” In this young man’s reality, the statement is horrifically true.

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