Lcuk

Lcuk

Kathy Smith
Karma: 720
2011-09-14 16:08 UTC
Dear All,

I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are people who should receive this, please pass it on.

It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from Gary’s wife that he died last night.
Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.

I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a thread in our community forums for people to post memories.

Thanks
Kathy
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Re: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk

Randall Arnold
Karma: 1964
2011-09-14 16:26 UTC
This is just devastating news.  Gary and I were as close as two people a quarter of a world away can be.  I can't even talk further.

But thanks Kathy for letting us know as soon as you did.

 
Randy


>________________________________
>From: Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com>
>To: meego-community@meego.com; List for community development <maemo-community@maemo.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:08 AM
>Subject: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk
>
>
>Dear All,

>I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are
people who should receive this, please pass it on.

>It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from
Gary’s wife that he died last night.
>Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He
connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.

>I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a
thread in our community forums for people to post memories.

>Thanks
>Kathy
>_______________________________________________
>MeeGo-community mailing list
>MeeGo-community@meego.com
>http://lists.meego.com/listinfo/meego-community
>http://wiki.meego.com/Mailing_list_guidelines
>
>
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Re: Lcuk

<jussi.h.makinen at nokia.com>

2011-09-14 16:34 UTC
Hello,

I'm not either sure what is the 'protocol' here, but this shocking news to me.

I met Gary during the first Maemo Conference in Berlin when he was showing off his very innovative Liqbase application on N800. We immediately got along, and shared a vision of natural user interfaces and pen input and all that stuff. He come along as super passionate and smart guy. His passion led to me supporting his work greatly on Internet tablets and later on N900. With the launch of N900, he did a great job in creating a interactive art piece for the Adventures in Motion festival. Everybody who worked with him, liked him immediately and like true artists, he truly knew how to deliver. Without him, the N900 launch would not had an innovative and interactive angle.

He was also invited to Helsinki to meet with the Maemo development team, and during that trip our mailfunctioning revolving doors crushed his finger. I was in the hospital with him, and even with some serious damage to his finger, he still sported a great sense of humour about finger-friendly user interface of Nokia doors. Since those days, we were in contact every once in a while, shared emails and tweets and discussed about the N9 and the stuff he was working on with liqbase. He was one of those people that could see where technology is going and had the skills and the talent to realize his vision and inspire not only me but many people inside the community and Nokia. He was one in a million.

I will miss him a lot and my thoughts are with his family.

Jussi Mäkinen / Maemo+Meego Marketing @ Nokia



From: ext Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com<mailto:kathy@revdkathy.com>>
Reply-To: Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com<mailto:kathy@revdkathy.com>>, List for community development <maemo-community@maemo.org<mailto:maemo-community@maemo.org>>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:08:42 +0100
To: <meego-community@meego.com<mailto:meego-community@meego.com>>, List for community development <maemo-community@maemo.org<mailto:maemo-community@maemo.org>>
Subject: Lcuk

Dear All,

I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are people who should receive this, please pass it on.

It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from Gary’s wife that he died last night.
Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.

I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a thread in our community forums for people to post memories.

Thanks
Kathy
_______________________________________________ maemo-community mailing list maemo-community@maemo.org<mailto:maemo-community@maemo.org> https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-community

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Re: Lcuk

Andrea Grandi
Karma: 662
2011-09-14 17:32 UTC
Hi,

On 14 September 2011 18:08, Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
> I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are people
> who should receive this, please pass it on.
>
> It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from
> Gary’s wife that he died last night.

I can't belive it :( !!!
What happened to him?!
I always followed him, expecially on Twitter and it twitted just a
couple of days ago :(
I've met him during all past Maemo and MeeGo conference, I remember
him quite well... can't belive :\

--
Andrea Grandi - Nokia Qt Ambassador
website: http://www.andreagrandi.it
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Re: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk

Sivan Greenberg

2011-09-15 08:15 UTC
Randy used the right word, being troubled with some personal matters
during the last weeks I had overlooked this. This person has managed
to touch everybody in any way, including me and was always kind and
welcoming.

This is just unreal, I can't believe that. I will miss you very much
on IRC. I got used to seeing his nick and feel welcomed and
appreciated in the channel, by him.

Devastating news, it is.

Sad,

-Sivan

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat@ovi.com> wrote:
> This is just devastating news.  Gary and I were as close as two people a
> quarter of a world away can be.  I can't even talk further.
> But thanks Kathy for letting us know as soon as you did.
>
> Randy
>
> ________________________________
> From: Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com>
> To: meego-community@meego.com; List for community development
> <maemo-community@maemo.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:08 AM
> Subject: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk
>
> Dear All,
>
> I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are people
> who should receive this, please pass it on.
>
> It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from
> Gary’s wife that he died last night.
> Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He
> connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.
>
> I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a
> thread in our community forums for people to post memories.
>
> Thanks
> Kathy
> _______________________________________________
> MeeGo-community mailing list
> MeeGo-community@meego.com
> http://lists.meego.com/listinfo/meego-community
> http://wiki.meego.com/Mailing_list_guidelines
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> MeeGo-community mailing list
> MeeGo-community@meego.com
> http://lists.meego.com/listinfo/meego-community
> http://wiki.meego.com/Mailing_list_guidelines
>



--
-Sivan
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Re: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk

Timo P
Karma: 831
2011-09-15 09:43 UTC
My condolences to anyone close to him.

I really hope someone could carry on his work and keep his legacy alive...

It is a bit ironic when you start to think that even when you spend couple
years from now making liqbase better, it still would probably be superior to
any application available...


Ossipena / TimoP

2011/9/15 Sivan Greenberg <sivan@omniqueue.com>

> Randy used the right word, being troubled with some personal matters
> during the last weeks I had overlooked this. This person has managed
> to touch everybody in any way, including me and was always kind and
> welcoming.
>
> This is just unreal, I can't believe that. I will miss you very much
> on IRC. I got used to seeing his nick and feel welcomed and
> appreciated in the channel, by him.
>
> Devastating news, it is.
>
> Sad,
>
> -Sivan
>
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat@ovi.com> wrote:
> > This is just devastating news. Gary and I were as close as two people a
> > quarter of a world away can be. I can't even talk further.
> > But thanks Kathy for letting us know as soon as you did.
> >
> > Randy
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com>
> > To: meego-community@meego.com; List for community development
> > <maemo-community@maemo.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:08 AM
> > Subject: [MeeGo-community] Lcuk
> >
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are
> people
> > who should receive this, please pass it on.
> >
> > It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from
> > Gary’s wife that he died last night.
> > Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He
> > connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.
> >
> > I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a
> > thread in our community forums for people to post memories.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Kathy
> > _______________________________________________
> > MeeGo-community mailing list
> > MeeGo-community@meego.com
> > http://lists.meego.com/listinfo/meego-community
> > http://wiki.meego.com/Mailing_list_guidelines
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > MeeGo-community mailing list
> > MeeGo-community@meego.com
> > http://lists.meego.com/listinfo/meego-community
> > http://wiki.meego.com/Mailing_list_guidelines
> >
>
>
>
> --
> -Sivan
>

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Re: Lcuk

Jeremiah Foster
Karma: 593
2011-09-15 10:36 UTC
On Sep 14, 2011, at 18:08, Revd Kathy Smith wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I hope I reach all the right people via these two lists. If there are people who should receive this, please pass it on.

Thanks for sending this email Kathy. Even though many of us only know each other through our nicknames and avatars, the friendship we create through these projects is real. Being able to talk about that on a list or a forum is important I think.
>
> It is with sadness that I have to tell you I received information from Gary’s wife that he died last night.
> Gary was a great supporter of our community, and tireless worker. He connected people and saw potential where others didn’t.

Deeply depressing news. Condolences to Gary's family.
>
> I’m not sure what the protocol is – if there is one – but I shall start a thread in our community forums for people to post memories.

Sadly, there are losses in free software projects from time to time. Debian recently lost Frans Pop who had contributed a great deal to Debian. Usually projects make a note of the loss somehow, they way you've done, and sometimes I've seen various projects dedicate a release to the missing project member.

Regards,

Jeremiah
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