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Re: mourning the loss of David Brownell

From:  Felipe Balbi <>
To:  Alan Stern <>
Subject:  Re: mourning the loss of David Brownell
Date:  Tue, 5 Apr 2011 22:07:05 +0300
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Greg KH <>, Kernel development list <>, USB list <>,,,
Archive-link:  Article


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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