Aaron Swartz recently committed suicide on January 11th. It's too bad to see another rebel hacker go. He was faced with a horrible choice, serve 35 years in prision for stealing over 4 million MIT papers, or commit suicide.
He coauthored RSS at only 14
He co-founded creative commons
He also co-founded demand progress (helping to stop internet filters)
And if I remember right he was also a memeber of Harvord university tech lab.
Just a short memorial for Aaron Swartz. May he rest in peace.