Aaron had just cause to celebrate. "Are we to believe" he hanged himself instead?
Government officials and corporate bosses "had plenty of reasons" to want him dead. He challenged their totalitarian agenda. "He was creative, idealistic and unbendable."
"He was young and admired by many." Did "invisible government" elements kill him?
"They did so either indirectly through constant harassment".or, most likely, directly by hanging him and" blaming him for their crime.
"All this raises a dilemma for those of us possessing both conscience and a functioning brain." How much longer will we stand by and do nothing?
How long will we tolerate what demands condemnation? When will we defend our own interests?
Freedom is too precious to lose. Preserving it depends on us. No one will do it for us. It's not possible any other way. It never was. It never will be.
Aaron's Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto
His own words say it best.
"Information is power," he said. "But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves."
"The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations."
"Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier."- Advertisement -
"There are those struggling to change this. The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it."
"But even under the best scenarios, their work will only apply to things published in the future. Everything up until now will have been lost."
"That is too high a price to pay. Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Scanning entire libraries but only allowing the folks at Google to read them?"