42065199 story Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide 589 Posted by Soulskill on Saturday January 12, 2013 @08:26AM from the rest-in-peace dept. maijc writes "Computer activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide yesterday in New York City. He was 26 years old. Swartz was 'indicted in July 2011 by a federal grand jury for allegedly mass downloading documents from the JSTOR online journal archive with the intent to distribute them.' He is best known for co-authoring the widely-used RSS 1.0 specification when he was 14, and as one of the early co-owners of Reddit."