[olug] The Fedora Project community mourns the loss of Seth Vidal

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 03:59:28 UTC 2013

if it wasn't for yum, i might still be using windows.

One of his last tweets was about bicyling, "it isn't a contest. Just enjoy
the ride."  Killed by a hit-n-run driver.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM, Jon Larsen <jon at jonlarsen.us> wrote:

> Forwarded post from the Fedora Announce list.  A very sad loss.
> Jon L.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Robyn Bergeron" <rbergero at redhat.com>
> Date: Jul 9, 2013 2:33 PM
> Subject: The Fedora Project community mourns the loss of Seth Vidal
> To: <announce at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Cc:
> The Fedora Project has lost a valued, longtime member of its community.
>  Seth Vidal died last night, July 8.
> Seth was a lead developer of yum and the update repository system, and a
> contributor to the CentOS project as well as the original Fedora Extras
> system. He worked tirelessly on the infrastructure for the Fedora Project
> to make all systems work well and consistently for our contributors around
> the world. He was a gifted speaker, a brilliant thinker, a clever wit, a
> humble and genuinely funny person, and a good friend.
> The Fedora community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Seth's
> dedication to Fedora and other free software projects, his commitment to
> community values, and his passion for excellence in his work. To say he
> will be missed is an understatement. He has been a colleague, a team
> member, a source of wisdom and advice, and above all, a friend and
> inspiration to countless people in the Fedora community over the past
> decade. His seminal and invaluable work in Fedora and free software will
> live on for years to come, and the legacy of his spirit will stay with the
> community, and with many of us individually, forever.
> Our thoughts are with his partner Eunice, the rest of his family, and
> Seth's many friends and coworkers.
> I know that many members of the Fedora community will want to personally
> share their condolences. We'll provide further information as soon as it is
> available.
> Robyn Bergeron
> Fedora Project Leader
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