Debian Project, Community, Mourns Loss of Ray Dassen

The Debian Project today is mourning the loss of legendary Linux developer Ray Dassen. Ray Dassen served the Linux community and Debian at large for nearly all of Debian’s life, having joined the project in the very beginning working hand-in-hand while the project’s founder, Ian Murdock.

I an addition to being quite possibly the oldest Debian developer, he was also an occasional contributor to Wikipedia. In addition, Dassen has frequently given talks regarding free and open source software and has been published in many texts and journals since 1999.