Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC, submitted by hornett
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Terrence Andrew Davis, sole creator and developer of TempleOS (née LoseThos), has passed away at age 48. Davis suffered from mental illness - schizophrenia - which had a severe impact on his life. He claimed he created his operating system after having spoken with and receiving instructions from god, and he was a controversial figure, also here on OSNews, for his incomprehensible rants and abrasive style towards OSNews readers and staff. We eventually had to ban him, but our then-editor Kroc Kamen worked with him in 2010 to publish an article about his operating system despite his ban.

Davis was clearly a gifted programmer - writing an entire operating system is no small feat - and it was sad to see him affected by his mental illness. I mourn his passing, and I wish his family and friends all the strength they need in these trying times. His family and friends are asking people to donate to "organizations working to ease the pain and suffering caused by mental illness", such as The Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

I hope he found peace - wherever he may be.

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I guess.
by SitrucKram on Mon 10th Sep 2018 00:20 UTC
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Terry Davis was a complete prick. He did very little for computer science or theology. RIP, but I can't honestly say that I'm empathetic toward this racist, misogynist.

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Let me back up. Mental illness is very treatable in most cases. His family, friends (if he had any), colleagues, members of the church, local law enforcement, must have been extremely apathetic toward what this dangerous man without treatment could have done. As mental illness took a brilliant mind in Ian Murdock just not too long ago, I believe it would be a duty to society to encourage people to seek mental illness.

I honestly thought that Davis would end up murdering people, honestly.

Edited 2018-09-10 00:26 UTC

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RE: I guess.
by tylerdurden on Tue 11th Sep 2018 00:12 in reply to "I guess."
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It's hard to tell if you're trolling or you really are that ignorant about the reality of mental illness. Good grief.

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