As I have seen this tangentially mentioned already a few times
publicly, I figured it warranted it's own announcement now.
Linux has lost a great developer with the passing of David Brownell
recently and he will be greatly missed.
-- Greg Kroah-Hartman
David made contributions to a large number of areas in the Linux
kernel. Even a quick look through MAINTAINERS will show that he
worked on USB controllers (OHCI, EHCI, OMAP and others), USB
gadgets, USB networking, and SPI. He was influential in the core
USB design (the HCD "glue" layer and the scatter-gather library)
and the development of Power Management (system sleep and the USB
PM implementation). His designs were elegant and his code was
always a pleasure to read.
He also was a big help to me personally, assisting in my initial
entry to USB core development. And he was the first person I met
at the first Linux conference I attended. I too will miss him.
-- Alan Stern
I guess many of us have similar experience with Dave. He also
helped me a lot when I first started doing Linux development. I
learned a lot from him and will miss him a lot. His teachings, I
will always carry with me.
-- Felipe Balbi
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