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Cory Doctorow on Aaron Swartz and Much More…

Continuing our exploration into the life of Aaron Swartz, Epistemicast has been lucky enough to grab an interview with Aaron’s friend, early couch-surfing host and tireless fellow activist Cory Doctorow. A New York Times best-selling author, we explored Cory’s own views on the world of Free and Open Source Software, Open Access and Open Academia, as well as getting some touching personal insights into Aaron as a person.

In true chat-show style, it is incumbent on us to plug Cory’s own ever-gripping Website (https://craphound.com/); to thank him once again for taking time out to speak to us during the busy launch of his new novel ‘The Lost Cause’; and to give a five-star personal recommendation from the Epistemicast team for ‘Chokepoint Capitalism’, his last non-fiction title written in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Giblin – both are available (away from the stranglehold of Amazon) at: https://craphound.com/shop/

Header image: Portrait, the office, Clerkenwell, London (by Paula Mariel Salischiker, pausal.co.uk, CC-BY).tif

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Raman Ganguly

Raman became part of the team of the Computer Centre at the University of Vienna in 2008. Since 2011, one of his main focuses is the management and archiving of research and educational data. In this capacity, he is responsible for designing the technical infrastructure of the data management ecosystem of the University and for the sustainable operation of the technical infrastructure for long-term data preservation. He is the technical director of the PHAIDRA digital asset management system for long-term preservation. PHAIDRA is currently used by the University of Vienna and 21 institutions throughout Europe.

By Raman Ganguly
exploring open academia