Bassel Khartabil, OSS Contributor, Confirmed Dead in Syria

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Bassel Khartabil is a former Creative Commons ambassador in Syria and a Mozilla contributor. He contributed to a lot of open source projects worldwide which includes Firefox, Wikipedia, Openclipart, Font Library, Fabricatorz and a lot more.

After the start of the Syrian Revolution back in 2011, he was arrested by the Syrian regime for “publishing materials about arresting activists”. The regime kept him moving from a prison to a prison.

Shortly after he was arrested in 2012, Foreign Policy named him as one of the top 100 global thinkers in the world for “opening up the Internet in Syria and

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