|From:||Felipe Balbi <balbi-AT-ti.com>|
|To:||Alan Stern <stern-AT-rowland.harvard.edu>|
|Subject:||Re: mourning the loss of David Brownell|
|Date:||Tue, 5 Apr 2011 22:07:05 +0300|
|Cc:||Greg KH <greg-AT-kroah.com>, Kernel development list <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>, USB list <linux-usb-AT-vger.kernel.org>, linux-omap-AT-vger.kernel.org, spi-devel-general-AT-lists.sourceforge.net, netdev-AT-vger.kernel.org|
Hi, 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. -- balbi
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