Last updated 31 July 2013. Most recent.
Here are some links to responses to the sad and shocking news of Aaron Swartz's suicide. If your time is limited, then read those by Ann Marie Lipinski, Mike Bracken, Alex Stamos, Matt Stoller, Laurence Lessig, and Rafael Reif.
Official Statement from the family and partner of Aaron Swartz (part of a Remember Aaron Swartz web site, from which you can donate to GiveWell).
Alex Stamos - The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime”
Ann Marie Lipinski - Eugene Patterson and Aaron Swartz: Ghosts speaking across the page
ArchiveTeam - JSTOR Liberator - a tool rather than some writing (added 17 January 2013)
Brewster Kahle - Aaron Swartz, hero of the open world, dies
Cory Doctorow - RIP, Aaron Swartz
dana boyd - processing the loss of Aaron Swartz
David Amsden - The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Aaron Swartz - Rolling Stone (added 16 February 2013)
Economist - Aaron Swartz - with a very strong ring of truth (added 17 January 2013)
Elizabeth Day - Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius.... martyr? - (added 2 June 2013)
Eifl - Tribute to Aaron Swartz (added 17 January 2013)
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist
Ethan Zuckerman - Remebering Aaron: activism and the effective citizen - blog post 8/11/2013
Eugene Eric Kim - Aaron Swartz (personal reflection based on meeting Swartz in 2001 at the International Semantic Web Working Symposium - 12 January 2013)
James Grimmelmann - Aaron Swartz, Was 26
- Remembering Aaron Swartz
- Aaron Swartz: cannon fodder in the war against internet freedom (added 20 January 2013)
Larissa MacFarquhar - Requiem for a dream - 11 March 2013 New Yorker article (added 5 March 2013)
Lawrence Lessig - Prosecutor as bully
Matt Stoller - Aaron Swartz's Politics
Micah Sifry - Democratic Promise: Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013
Mike Masnick in Techdirt - Some Thoughts on Aaron Swartz
Quinn Norton - My Aaron Swartz, whom I loved.
Rafael Reif - 13 January 2013 email from the President of MIT announcing that he has asked Hal Abelson to "lead a thorough analysis of MIT's involvement" [PDF]; and the 26 July 2013 report itself MIT and the Prosecution of Aaron Swartz [180p PDF], by Hal Abelson, Peter Diamond, and Andrew Gross.
Tim Wu (in the New Yorker) - Everyone interesting is a felon (from the file name this looks to be the original title of the piece, which is now "How the Legal System Failed Aaron Swartz — And Us")
Will Knight - MIT Technology Review: Why Aaron Swartz's Ideas Matter - 14 January 2013
(Echoes of the similarly gifted and motivated Chris Lightfoot, who killed himself on 11 February 2007.)