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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm grateful for all the work Ferris has done for us all. Ruhe in Frieden.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All,

I would like to offer not only my personal condolences, but also those of General Education Online. You see, Ferris, who I became friends with several years ago, provided time of himself to GEO in addition to Gentoo. He was willing to spend the time to help me find the best way forward for our organization -- in some cases even when he was pressed for time himself.

The full text of my release can be found at http://www.findaschool.org/press/index.php?Date=2009-08-12.

Someone like Ferris comes around rarely -- both he and his input to our organization will be sorely missed.

Once again, my condolences.

Best regards

Michael Viron
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Ferris.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I didn't know him, I share in the loss others feel. May he find peace on the other side of the veil.

Blessed be!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: This is sad news Reply with quote

I was usually ignored or unseen by other people in gentoo's sparc irc channel and I appreciated the attention and sincerity that fmccor gave to me when I wanted it. Though I didn't know him in person, it felt like he was a friend. He left an impression on me and I was very sad to read about this.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.I.P. fmccor
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very sad news indeed. Goodbye Ferris.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace Ferris and thank you for all your work for Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really sad to see you go.
R.I.P. fmccor
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really sad to see someone this valueable to many pass away :(. RIP, fmccor.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your work on gentoo, R.I.P..
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A huge loss to gentoo. He will be remembered fondly

RIP mate
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say I knew Ferris well if at all, as we only briefly chatted on IRC a couple of times; but from what I've read of his mailing list posts and about how much he's helped others both in and out of Gentoo-land, it's plain to see that the world needs more amazing people like him.

Rest In Peace, Ferris. You will be missed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll miss you, wherever you are!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had five goes at writing this post because I wanted to keep it short and to the point.
I've failed every time. I know fmccor would not mind a long rambling post.
When he engaged in an issue, he put a lot of effort into understanding all the differing points of view as can be seen by his mailing list contributions.

He was good at pouring oil on the sometimes troubled waters of the social interactions of Gentoo developers, possibly because he had been there and done that himself.

Gentoo the distro and the Gentoo Foundation Inc will miss him.

Goodbye for now Ferris
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To all who knew him and to his family my heart goes out to you, I will pray for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to see you go, Ferris, but hope you'll find peace where you currently are. I regret that I have never told you how I regard you. I'll certainly do that when we meet, though. Ferris, rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to hear this...
And sorry for late reply!

hope you'll enjoy the next plane of existance!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let everyone know the foundation has made a donation to the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) in Ferris's name. I know a few people requested a place to donate and after consideration and communication with Ferris's family it was deemed that the Electronic Frontier Foundation would be an appropriate charity to donate to.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He will be missed. :(

I feel sorry for his family.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm terribly sorry to hear such sad news. He will be missed, worldwide. Rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace.
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