Dennis Ritchie has died. A suggestion

mikel king mikel.king at
Thu Oct 13 22:13:33 UTC 2011

On Oct 13, 2011, at 4:38 PM, Roland Smith wrote:

> With the recent death of Dennis Ritchie, we've lost one of the giants on whose
> shoulders we are standing. But rather that mourn his passing, I think it would
> be proper to remember and celebrate his achievements.
> His contributions to the C language and the UNIX operating system are a
> legacy that few can match.
> Therefore I would like to propose that the FreeBSD project dedicate the
> upcoming 9.0 release in his memory.
> Alternatively, an tribute on the FreeBSD website would be fitting, wouldn't it?
> Roland
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I think this would be a fitting tribute...

Mikel King
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