With heartfelt grief we announce the sudden death of Thiemo Seufer (ths)
in a tragic car accident on December 26th.
Thiemo was a long-term contributor to Free and Open Source Software.
He was involved in the Debian, binutils, MIPS-Linux, and QEMU projects
Within Debian, Thiemo was valued both as a developer and as a friend.
He took responsibility for much of the work needed to support the MIPS
port, showing long-term commitment to that cause. He was always happy
to help with development, whether working on new projects or fixing
bugs. His great skill and good humor were an inspiration to us all.
Thiemo was a contributor for the Linux/MIPS project for over 8 years
which eventually led him to join MIPS UK. His outstanding and
unselfish work on the kernel and other system components made him one
of the key contributors. His modest character and humor will be missed
by his Linux/MIPS co-developers and former coworkers of MIPS UK.
Thiemo served as a binutils maintainer for more than five years. It
was a pleasure to work with him; he was always helpful, always polite,
and his technical arguments pretty much always right.
Thiemo continuously dedicated some of his time to contribute to the
QEMU project especially the MIPS emulation. His code contributions
were very appreciated as well as his opinion in technical discussions,
always expressed without any resentment.
Thiemo joined linutronix in April 2008 and instantly earned the
respect of their engineering team and customers due to his broad and
deep technical knowledge combined with his calm and considerate
His wide knowledge and interests beyond the scope of computers and
software were always a source of enjoyable conversations, often taking
surprising turns caused by his subtle sense of humor.
Thiemo will be missed as a fellow developer, colleague and friend. Our
deepest sympathy is with Thiemo's family.
Bdale Garbee, Steve McIntyre, Ralf Baechle, Daniel Jacobowitz,
Aurelien Jarno, Thomas Gleixner
The funeral service will be on Monday January 5th 2009 13:30 at
Dominikanerkirche Bad Wimpfen, Germany
If you want to express your condolences please send mail to
email@example.com . It will be passed on to Thiemo's
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