Debian Project mourns the loss of Kristoffer H. Rose

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The Debian Project
Debian Project mourns the loss of Kristoffer H. Rose
September 27th, 2016

The Debian Project recently learned that it has lost a member of its community. Kristoffer H. Rose died on September 17th after a long battle with myelo fibrosis.

Kristoffer was a Debian contributor from the very early days of the project, and the upstream author of several packages that are still in the Debian archive nowadays, such as the LaTeX package Xy-pic and FlexML. On his return to the project after several years' absence, many of us had the pleasure of meeting Kristoffer during DebConf15 in Heidelberg.

The Debian Project honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian and Free Software. Kristoffer's broad technical knowledge and his ability to share that knowledge with others will be missed. The contributions of Kristoffer will not be forgotten, and the high standards of his work will continue to serve as an inspiration to others.

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