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Re: [jgit-dev] Shawn Pearce has died

We are all saddened by this news. Below is the content of an email that I wrote to the Gerrit Code Review mailing list (repo-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) earlier today. I focused on Gerrit in that email, but I know Shawn loved the JGit and EGit communities as well. If you click through to the interview with him, you'll see he was "most proud of establishing some offshoot projects: JGit, EGit and Gerrit Code Review".

"I am very saddened to report that Shawn Pearce, long-time Git contributor and founder of the Gerrit Code Review project, passed away over the weekend after being diagnosed with lung cancer last year. He spent his final days comfortably in his home, surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues.

Shawn was an exceptional software engineer and it is impossible to overstate his contributions to the Git ecosystem. He had everything from the driving high-level vision to the coding skills to solve any complex problem and bring his vision to reality. If you had the pleasure of collaborating with him on code reviews, as I know many of you did, you've seen first-hand his dedication and commitment to quality. You can read more about his contributions in this recent interview.

In addition to his technical contributions, Shawn truly loved the open-source communities he was a part of, and the Gerrit community in particular. Growing the Gerrit project from nothing to a global community with hundreds of contributors used by some of the world's most prominent tech companies is something he was extremely proud of.

Please join me in remembering Shawn Pearce and continuing his legacy. Feel free to use this thread to share your memories with the community Shawn loved.

If you are interested, his family has set up GoFundMe page to put towards his children's future.

Best wishes,
Dave Borowitz"

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:57 AM, Matthias Sohn <matthias.sohn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am devastated by the sad news
and can't believe that this great man and friend is no longer with us.

Thank you Shawn !


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