RIP: Peter Eckersley
Earlier this year – I wrote a short post about Aaron Swartz. And now unfortunately, Aaron’s old roommate also just passed away on 09/02/2022.
Some of his major accomplishments are the following:
- Founding Lets Encrypt
- Developing Cert Bot
- Privacy Badger
- Chief Computer Scientist @EFF
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Assisting with COVID19 mitigation
The above list is just what I’ve personally used. Lets Encrypt was a game changer in opening up encryption and privacy on the web. There are numerous other projects and studies he has done. If interested, he has written about AI – so would visit his webpage for other studies:
Even though I didn’t always agree with him politically (EFF/vanguard tactics are slow and inefficient), he was always trying his hardest to get different people together despite differences.
These are qualities we could all do a better job of improving.
$ certbot renew RIP-PETER-ECKERSLEY --dry-run