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The Debian Project mourns the loss of Robert Lemmen, Karl Rammer and Rogério Theodoro de Brito

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
The Debian Project mourns the loss of Robert Lemmen,    
Karl Rammer and Rogério Theodoro de Brito               press@debian.org
August 12th, 2021              https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20210812

The Debian Project has lost several members of its community in the last

In June 2020, Robert Lemmen passed away after a serious illness. Robert
had been regularly attending the Debian Munich meetups since the early
00s and helped with local booths. He had been a Debian Developer since
2007. Among other contributions, he packaged modules for Raku (Perl6 at
that time) and helped other contributors to get involved in the Raku
Team. He also put effort into tracking down circular dependencies in

Karl Rammer passed away in June 2020, after complications due to
metastatic colon cancer. He had been a Debian Developer since 2001 and
packaged several components of MIT's Project Athena [1]. He was
passionate about technology and Debian, and always interested in helping
others to find and promote their passions.

    1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Athena

In April 2021, we lost Rogério Theodoro de Brito due to the COVID-19
pandemic. Rogério enjoyed coding small tools and had been a Debian
contributor for more than 15 years. Among other projects, he contributed
toward the use of Kurobox/Linkstation devices in Debian and maintained
the youtube-dl tool. He also participated and was "Debian contact" in
several upstream projects.

The Debian Project honors Robert, Karl and Rogerio's good work and
strong dedication to Debian and Free Software. Their contributions will
not be forgotten, and the high standards of their work will continue to
serve as an inspiration to others.

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ [2] or send mail to <press@debian.org [3]>.

    2: https://www.debian.org/
    3: press@debian.org

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