|| ||Felipe Balbi <balbi-AT-ti.com> |
|| ||Alan Stern <stern-AT-rowland.harvard.edu> |
|| ||Re: mourning the loss of David Brownell |
|| ||Tue, 5 Apr 2011 22:07:05 +0300|
|| ||Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com>,
Kernel development list <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>,
USB list <linux-usb-AT-vger.kernel.org>,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:10:53PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Greg KH wrote:
> > As I have seen this tangentally mentioned already a few times
> > publically, 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.
> 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.
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.
Thanks Dave for all your help. Rest in Peace, my friend.
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