Washington, June 27 (ANI): Late American computer programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz is one the inductees of 2013 Internet Hall of Fame.
The Internet hall of Fame has announced its 2013 inductees, and 32 tech luminaries will be honored at the second annual event to take place on August 3.
Late Swartz had co-authored an early version of Rich Site Summary (RSS) and was an early architect of Creative Commons, CBS News reports.
Swartz came to international attention following the news of his suicide in January.
In speaking with CBSNews.com about his son being honored, Bob Swartz said that they were humbled and honored by the award.
According to the report, Swartz became a pivotal figure for advocates of public access to information because of a legal battle that stemmed from Swartz posting federal court documents online for free. The charges were posthumously dismissed.
The Internet Society's Hall of Fame has three categories: Pioneers Circle, Innovators and Global Connectors.
Other 2013 inductees included Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Bob Metcalfe, who invented the Ethernet; and Marc Andreessen, who co-founded Netscape. (ANI)