Who I am
Hi, I'm Nelson Pavlosky, a graduate of Swarthmore College and a law student at George Mason Law, but currently visiting at New York Law School and finishing my law degree there. I'm the co-founder of Students for Free Culture, an international student movement for free culture. You may have heard of me in connection with the Diebold memos, perhaps in this NY Times article. Free Culture Swarthmore (formerly the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons) was one of the first student groups to host the memos on its website, and I was a plaintiff in a precedent-setting lawsuit against Diebold. I also co-founded OpenHatch , an open source community aiming to help newcomers find their way into free software projects.
- Nelson Pavlosky's Homepage - My homepage.
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Where my username came from
If you're wondering where "Skyfaller" came from, it originates from A Dry, Quiet War, a novelette by Tony Daniel. Basically, it's a synonym for space marine, specifically a "drop trooper" much like the ones from Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers. The difference is that the "skyfaller" from Tony Daniel's universe is a multi-dimensional being who has come back from the war at the end of time, and cannot be killed in any normal fashion; a skyfaller is not just a man in a powered suit. Check out this little poem from the story (it's admittedly a bit over the top):
The Skyfaller's Scream
They sucked down my heart to a little black hole You cannot stab me.
They wrote down my brain on a hard knot of space, You cannot turn me.
Icicle spike from the eye of a star I've come to kill you.
As you can see, this is a perfect username for playing online combat games :-) Ironically, I am a Quaker.
While studying I might make lists of e.g. legal cases related to classes that I am taking.