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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ian Lynch (ingotian) passed away
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:06:38 GMT
Andrea, et al.,

> On 03 Sep 15, at 18:01, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> I was astonished to learn, a couple days ago, that Ian Lynch passed away. Many of you
were probably closer to him and already got the news (Ian passed away three months ago) but
I don't recall reading it on the OpenOffice lists.

I was a friend of Ian’s but not closer; this comes as a brutal shock. Still, I thank you
for informing us. Truly, I am stunned and upset.

> 
> I had never met Ian, but I knew him as a key contributor in the Education sector. He
was also an OpenOffice committer and PMC Member; his Apache id was "ingotian".

Ian and I had our differences but those were of long ago. More recently, I wanted rather a
lot to work with him and possibly vice versa. Circumstances put that off—

Ian was also formerly a competitive weight lifter and had about him a boundless and infectious
energy. All the more to find this news so very shocking.
> 
> I hope that someone who knew him better will volunteer and write a couple paragraphs
for the OpenOffice blog in his memory.

I would love to. I suspect, though, that JZA might have volunteer? He worked with Ian, I believe.



> 
> See http://www.opensourceconsortium.org/ian-lynch/ for more details.

Thanks, Andrea.

Louis
> 
> Regards,
>  Andrea.
> 
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