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Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

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R.I.P. Ian MUrdoch

Post by helterskelter » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:39 pm

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Post by Bolle1961 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:45 pm

Read it on Bits from Debian
https://bits.debian.org/2015/12/mournin ... rdock.html

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Post by Pjotr » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:47 pm

Terrible news.

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by xenopeek » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:56 pm

To those that don't know what role Ian played in the early days of Linux and open source I suggest to read this part of the Debian project history: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/proj ... ro.en.html.

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Post by Crewp » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:16 pm

The Linux world has lost one of the great's R.I.P. Ian
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Re: R.I.P. Ian MUrdoch

Post by InkKnife » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:08 pm

Ian deserves a place in the tech Pantheon right along side Jobs, Gates and Torvalds. His contribution to tech can simply not be overstated and to see his bright light snuffed out so young is a tragedy.
What a legacy he has left us with.
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by curtvaughan » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:58 am

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by Drygar » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:08 am

This is very sad news for the whole computing and Linux community.
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by mzsade » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:41 am

xenopeek wrote:To those that don't know what role Ian played in the early days of Linux and open source I suggest to read this part of the Debian project history: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/proj ... ro.en.html.

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Post by lexon » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:46 pm

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by Flemur » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:04 pm

He's right about the police, unfortunately.

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by H.Remedy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:51 pm

I only wish he could have seen this outpouring of sympathy. It's unfortunate that these feelings are only expressed once a person is gone. From everything I have read, Ian was a stand-up guy with a lot of important accomplishments.

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by jimallyn » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:31 pm

Sir Isaac Newton said that if he saw further than others, it was from standing on the shoulders of giants. Ian Murdock was one of those giants upon whose shoulders we in the Linux/Open Source software community stand.
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:48 pm

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by Chiefahol » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:13 am

Terrible and saddening to think he might have killed himself. :shock:

I would encourage anyone in that situation to try and live on despite harsh and seemingly unbeatable externalities.
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by killer de bug » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:39 am

This is for sure a very sad news for the community. RIP Ian.
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by fraxinus_63 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:07 pm

Truly shocking and sad. I know he had been away from "his" Debian project for many years now, but it was unquestionably HIS vision that made Debian what it was - and what it is, for all of us who love distributions ultimately based on Debian such as this one.

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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by xenopeek » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:12 pm

Debian posted a longer tribute to their founder: https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160105
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Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Post by The Dark Side » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:22 pm

Extremely bad news !! Very sad news for all the Linux community. R. I. P. Ian Murdock.-
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