"UNIX code was also shared with universities where it became the
foundation of the learning and advancement of operating system
practices. Similarly, the C programming language became a staple of
the computer science classroom. Many of us literally grew up in
Dennis' technical shadow and still have his book, The C Programming
Language, co-authored with Brian Kernighan and more fondly referred
to as K & R, on our shelves. It remains a source of inspiration
and practical help to programmers to this day.
Most of what we do is heavily influenced by Dennis's outstanding
contributions – both in the technical arena and as a founder
of the concept of community development.