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* [TUHS] RIP Jörg Schilling
@ 2021-10-11 11:44 Robert Clausecker
  2021-10-11 15:46 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Robert Clausecker @ 2021-10-11 11:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

I have received message from his family that Jörg Schilling has
passed away from complications related to kidney cancer this sunday
around noon (CEST).

He will be remembered for his open source projects including

 - cdrtools, the first portable CD burning program
 - star, a powerful and fast tar implementation, the first to
   use two processes with a shared ring buffer for better
   performance.
 - smake, a make implementation with autoconf features
 - sformat, a versatile SCSI disk formatting program
 - SING, an autoconf fork with a comprehensive set of libc
   shims, providing a uniform API across operating systems
 - ved, an early visual editor for the UNOS operating system (I believe)
 - bosh, a carefully maintained fork of the Bourne shell
 - sccs, a carefully maintained fork of SCCS.  His attempts
   to teach it projects and networking will remain unfinished.
 - libfind, an implementation of find(1) as a library for
   integration into other software.
 - libxtermcap, an extended termcap library
 - libscg, an early portable SCSI driver and library

He is also remembered for his commitment to open source, portability,
and his work on POSIX.  He was working on adapting his software to
Z/OS and introducing message catalogues just weeks before his death.

Jörg worked for the Bethold typesetting company, one of the first
European customers of SUN microsystems.  It is there that his love
for UNIX and SUN OS in particular was kindled. [1]

His interest in SUN OS culminated in Schillix, one of the first
open source Solaris distributions.

We will of course also remember him for his flames.

[1]: https://web.archive.org/web/20061201103910/http://www.opensolaris.org/os/article/2005-05-06_profile__j_rg_schilling/

May his software immortalise him.

Robert Clausecker

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* Re: [TUHS] RIP Jörg Schilling
  2021-10-11 11:44 [TUHS] RIP Jörg Schilling Robert Clausecker
@ 2021-10-11 15:46 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
  2021-10-11 19:05   ` Thomas Paulsen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Steffen Nurpmeso @ 2021-10-11 15:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Robert Clausecker; +Cc: tuhs

Robert Clausecker wrote in
 <YWQjr9QoVGKmE5+Y@fuz.su>:
 |I have received message from his family that Jörg Schilling has
 |passed away from complications related to kidney cancer this sunday
 |around noon (CEST).

This is very sad and saddening news.
Sixteen days ago he mailed me last, pretty soon after a many hour
long surgery, too soon in my eyes, and stated to be back among the
living, that it was much more complicated than thought.
He went private at the turn of the year.

 |He will be remembered for his open source projects including
 ...
 |Jörg worked for the Bethold typesetting company, one of the first
 |European customers of SUN microsystems.  It is there that his love
 |for UNIX and SUN OS in particular was kindled. [1]
 |
 |His interest in SUN OS culminated in Schillix, one of the first
 |open source Solaris distributions.

Not to forget that his dissertation also (among a filesystem
design) included a translation of the entire SunOS system manual
i think, and it is plain it was, in fact, not a translation, but
proof of translucency of the underlaying concepts.

 |We will of course also remember him for his flames.

Berlin Love is sometimes a bit rough.  If you want it smooth you
could buy a robot from Boston Dynamics instead.  Will ya.

Rest in peace dear Jörg.

--steffen
|
|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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* Re: [TUHS] RIP Jörg Schilling
  2021-10-11 15:46 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
@ 2021-10-11 19:05   ` Thomas Paulsen
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Thomas Paulsen @ 2021-10-11 19:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Steffen Nurpmeso; +Cc: tuhs

Hi,

I'm really shocked! RIP Joerg!

It's strange that yesterday suddenly I re-read all my documents and visited all w3 links related to Joerg. 
I really enjoyed his 'Die Geschichte von UNIX 1969 bis OpenSolaris'. I don't know why, but I did so yesterday.

Robert Clausecker wrote in
 <YWQjr9QoVGKmE5+Y@fuz.su>:
 |I have received message from his family that Jörg Schilling has
 |passed away from complications related to kidney cancer this sunday
 |around noon (CEST).

This is very sad and saddening news.
Sixteen days ago he mailed me last, pretty soon after a many hour
long surgery, too soon in my eyes, and stated to be back among the
living, that it was much more complicated than thought.
He went private at the turn of the year.

 |He will be remembered for his open source projects including
 ...
 |Jörg worked for the Bethold typesetting company, one of the first
 |European customers of SUN microsystems.  It is there that his love
 |for UNIX and SUN OS in particular was kindled. [1]
 |
 |His interest in SUN OS culminated in Schillix, one of the first
 |open source Solaris distributions.

Not to forget that his dissertation also (among a filesystem
design) included a translation of the entire SunOS system manual
i think, and it is plain it was, in fact, not a translation, but
proof of translucency of the underlaying concepts.

 |We will of course also remember him for his flames.

Berlin Love is sometimes a bit rough.  If you want it smooth you
could buy a robot from Boston Dynamics instead.  Will ya.

Rest in peace dear Jörg.

--steffen
|
|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)




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