MIT asked Hal Abelson to review its involvement
Posted Jan 14, 2013 1:55 UTC (Mon) by coriordan
Parent article: Cory Doctorow on Aaron Swartz
From Ars, "MIT President Rafael Reif (...) appointed professor Hal Abelson to lead a thorough analysis of the school's involvement (...) and he promised to share the report with the MIT community once it's received." From the little I know about Abelson, he seems to have integrity.
The article also mentions people publishing PDFs as a tribute. This could become a very fitting tribute if it provokes academics to abandon restrictive copyright and start publishing research freely.
Aaron contacted me a while ago to ask if I needed help with a project I was working on. I said I'd get back to him.
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