[Members] Peter Millard

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Thu Apr 27 15:17:53 CDT 2006


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This popped up as a notification right after a logged in. My first
thought was "whoa!" This a shock. I never chatted with Peter but could
you, PSA, send my and the rest of the community's wishes to his family?

I'd also like to propose adding Peter on to this quarter's ballot as an
emeritus member.

- - Nolan

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> As posted at my weblog:
> 
> ******
> 
> Peter Millard, my friend and a longtime contributor to the Jabber
> community, died last night. Peter fought a tough battle with cancer last
> year and seemed to have won. Suddenly, in the last few weeks, he faced a
> new battle with complications from his cancer therapy; he fought long
> and hard but the damage caused by interstitial lung disease was too much.
> 
> Peter was one of the first people I met in the Jabber community in late
> 1999. He was unfailingly generous, dedicated, hard-working, and honest.
> His software (first Winjab and then Exodus) was used by hundreds of
> thousands of people across the world and introduced Jabber to Windows.
> He was an expert on Jabber technologies and often helped me understand
> obscure aspects of the protocols, especially in the early days when I
> was a clueless newbie. Over many years he led our efforts to keep the
> jabber.org infrastructure stable and reliable. In short, Peter is a big
> reason why Jabber technologies are where they are today.
> 
> Peter will be sorely missed in the Jabber community, but our loss is as
> nothing compared to the loss experienced by his wife Christina and young
> daughter Zoe. I plan to soon create a way for Exodus users and others in
> the Jabber community to help them in their time of need.
> 
> Rest in peace, my friend.
> 
> ******
> 
> Peter
> 

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