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Supporting Roy Marples

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About the original author of OpenRC:
https://roy.marples.name/archives/dhcpc ... 03457.html


EDIT: Paypal link to help support Roy: https://paypal.me/rsmarples?locale.x=en_GB. Also changing thread title and stickying in Announcments. - M124

EDIT .. adding blog link since ML is down
https://roy.marples.name/blog/posts/cancer_grows/
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Re: sad news

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Omg :(
I use to chat with him on IRC (he convinced me to do a new sync as I was doing a new build and he just pushed openrc!)

Met him at one of the gentoo-uk meets (where I also met coke) :(


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Re: Supporting Roy Marples

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Roy is an inspiration to me. Someone of supreme talent and knowledge who has seemed to give more time to Gentoo than it deserves
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Here's wishing Roy well and his family too.

I met him at Gentoo-uk 2007. It was the day after council disbanded the proctors and he was a council member.
Naib was there too. I still have a few of the Larry the Cow posters from that.
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He drove me from Manchester to london at Gentoo-UK 2005 or 2006. Very good driver :lol:

He's strong, he'll be coding for a long time yet.
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Re: Supporting Roy Marples

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I've never met Roy, or interacted with him outside of fgo, but Gentoo lost something special when he retired as a dev, and I can't believe I'm reading this this-morning. IIRC he'd still be reasonably young and with a young family too? I'd be happy for anyone who is in contact to pass on my best wishes and sincere hope that he makes it through this.
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