Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 21:26 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Andre Hedrick, a principal engineer and operating system architect at Cisco Systems and a Linux kernel contributor, has died. He leaves behind a wife, four young children and many friends. Andre made a significant contribution to personal computing history in a way few people fully realise." I indeed had no idea. It's subtle, but quite important indeed. Worth reading, and our thoughts and condolences with his family and friends.
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RE[2]: Ummmm...
by tomcat on Sun 29th Jul 2012 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Ummmm..."
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Nothing better than psychologizing people you don't know!

I don't need to know the guy to recognize that committing suicide while you have a family is fundamentally selfish and cruel. I don't care how depressed you are. You owe your family an obligation to be there for them. And I could give a rat's ass how great of a code contributor he was in the Linux community. He left behind a wife and four kids that will be forever affected by his selfish decision to end his life. I've seen the effects of suicide on young people; it tears them apart, and leaves a hole in them that can't be filled. If you've got issues with depression, seek professional help; do whatever it takes to get better. For those of you who either won't (or can't) grok this simple truth, whatever, mod me down, as you inevitably will. Some people can't handle the truth.

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