Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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redhat.com: Collaboration and community are truly at the heart of everything Red Hat does. Seth Vidal, a longtime member of the Fedora Project and Red Hat’s Fedora team, espoused these values and represented the best of open source. He was a lead developer of the yum project, the software package manager used by Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and other RPM-based distributions.
durham.io: Seth Vidal, a long time Durham resident most well known for creating the “yum” software used by several Linux distributions, was killed in a hit and run accident last night near Hillandale golf course. He was 36 years old.
boingboing.net: Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post.
Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday.
debian.org: The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Adrian von Bidder (cmot) died on April 17th.
paulcutler.org: For those of us without a disability, understanding the challenge users may experience when trying to use a computer can be a foreign concept.
bbc.co.uk: Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died at the age of 84. He died in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being treated for pneumonia.
bloomberg.com: Barbara Billingsley, whose portrayal of June Cleaver in the television sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” established a lasting archetype for the devoted suburban mom of the 1950s, has died. She was 94.
ny1.com: New York native and Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died of COPD and heart failure. He was 85 years old.
debian.org: The Debian Project has lost a member of its community. Frans Pop (fjp) died on August 20th.
Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in "Rebel Without a Cause," an improbable smash with "Easy Rider" and a classic character role in "Blue Velvet," has died. He was 74.
Gary Coleman has died as the result of injuries he suffered earlier this week. We've learned Gary's wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support early this AM. He was 42.
go2linux.org: Jan Mette (funkyou) passed away of as-yet unknown causes. Jan was a major contributor to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding member of the Chakra team.
cnet.com: Ed Roberts, whose early Altair 8800 computer helped inspire Bill Gates and Paul Allen to start Microsoft, died Thursday. He was 68.