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Debian Project mourns the loss of Kristoffer H. Rose

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project mourns the loss of Kristoffer H. Rose    press@debian.org
September 27th, 2016           https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160927

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

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

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volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

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