Dennis Ritchie has died. A suggestion

Chad Perrin perrin at
Fri Oct 14 13:42:40 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 07:20:54AM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> I think it's fair to say it would be 'Ritchie-deserved'.                                                                                                                       
I'm conflicted about whether that's a good pun or a bad pun.                                                                                                                     
> Consider this another opinion in favor of the proposal.                                                                                                                        
Y'know, I'm not sure whether it's appropriate to post obituaries on                                                                                                              
official FreeBSD related Websites, but if it is, I can think of no better                                                                                                        
time than now -- in honor of Dennis Ritchie, one of the most important                                                                                                           
figures in all of Unix development, influential beyond what anyone is                                                                                                            
likely to fully realized even outside of the Unix lineage itself.                                                                                                                
Yeah, I've just convinced myself.  Even if it is generally not considered                                                                                                        
appropriate, I think making an exception in this very exceptional case is                                                                                                        
difficult to resist.  I'll offer my voice in the chorus of support as                                                                                                            
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]                                                                                                           
[   Dennis Ritchie, Innovator:                                       ]                                                                                                           
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