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Greg Black

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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Sat, 04 Sep 2004

Vale Chuck Yerkes

Although it happened a week ago, I’ve been too shocked by the death of Chuck Yerkes to write about it. A quick Google search for his name leads to several pages where people record their reactions, a San Francisco Chronicle news report of his death and a memorial wiki.

I never met Chuck in person, but I’ve seen him on BSD and other Open Source mailing lists for many years and exchanged email with him on a number of occasions over that time. Like many others, I found him technically bright, always helpful, pleasant and kind. He will be greatly missed by his family and in the communities where he was known. I will miss him.