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Chris Burnat
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:23:59 AM »
It is with the deepest regret I have to inform you that Chris Burnat passed away on Wednesday 11th June.

Chris had been unwell for some time but despite all his problems he had continued to work on SME until very recently.

As many of you know, Chris had been a long time supporter of SME, and latterly Koozali.

He worked tirelessly in the background, one of the great unsung heroes, and his recent work on v9 has been phenomenal.

Quite simply v9 would be nowhere near ready without is enthusiasm and invaluable contributions to it.

We all owe him the most enormous debt of gratitude.

Though professional in his approach he was never one to make a fuss, particularly as his illness took its toll, and I am sure that if he knew that I was writing this much he would have blown my ears off !

However, his support of both SME, and me personally, should not pass as quietly as he has.

Amongst his wide and varied interests I know that he was a lover of music, and a piano player, a lover of food, loved his weekend retreat to the jungle for time in the bush with his partner, had a keen interest and knowledgeable of local radio, was quietly funny, and an all round lovely man.

He will be sorely missed by us all.

Ironically his last words to me a few days ago were 'I wish I could do a little more SME'.

So do I Chris. So do we all.

https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/vale-chris-burnat

John Crisp
President - Koozali Foundation

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Offline TerryF

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 12:46:32 AM »
Irreplaceable  :-( to put it simply 'a mate'
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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 01:59:34 AM »
Une personne qui m'a appris la rigueur et la ténacité....Je viens de perdre une partie de moi même.
See http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation
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Offline Stefano

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 08:50:56 AM »
Un signore
una saggio
un ragazzino nell'animo, nonostante la sua età
una roccia

A gentleman
A wise man
a "little boy" despite his age
a rock..

will miss him a lot
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 11:14:20 AM »
Un abbraccio a tutta la famiglia e a chi gli voleva bene.

Nicola
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia.

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 06:11:03 AM »
Very, very sad news. Wonderful man/on-line friend for many, many years.

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Offline johnp

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 11:48:39 PM »
Sad to hear, Chris will be missed by me. Great supporter for this distro and his efforts will always be appreciated. :-(

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 10:50:13 PM »
My thoughts are with his family and friends

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 05:54:34 AM »
I'll pray for him and his family.  May the Lord keep him.

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 05:04:44 AM »
He will certainly be missed. His attention to detail was second to none.

Offline marxb

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 04:03:41 PM »
I met Chris many years ago and visited him in his home @ Balmain to pickup some song cueing software for radio stations that he was distributing at the time.

In our visit together he told me of his interest in linux and some of the challenges he was having with the distros he was using at the time. I told him about SME server and he seemed interested. I was very surprised to later see his name popping up in the forum helping others and his knowledge of & contributions to SME seemed to increase in leaps & bounds.

His dedication will be sorely missed - see you on the flip side Chris.

Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 06:43:45 PM »
Thanks for the anecdote, marxb. We owe you a big debt of gratitude for sending Chris our way - and a huge one to Chris for all he did for us.

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 11:04:32 PM »
With all due respect, it's time to take down the wiki notice and release SME9 in name of Chris as promised.

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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 11:19:31 PM »
With all due respect, it's time to take down the wiki notice and release SME9 in name of Chris as promised.
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The release announcement that was sent to various mail lists did include this:

Chris Burnat
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It is with the deepest regret we have to inform you that on Wednesday 11th June
Chris Burnat passed away. He was one of the most ardent supporters of
Koozali SME Server and we all owe him an enormous debt of gratitude.

We dedicate this release of SME Server 9.0 to Chris.
Without him it would be nowhere near ready. If you download and use it,
please remember him and his work, and that of all the other contributors
who work tirelessly to make Koozali SME as good as it is.

We extend our thoughts and deepest sympathies to his family.



...and Chris is also mentioned here, which has a link on the main wiki page
http://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server:9.0

« Last Edit: July 15, 2014, 11:21:29 PM by janet »
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Re: Chris Burnat
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 11:22:52 PM »
Thanks for that heads up.

However, I somehow did miss the official release announcement here http://forums.contribs.org/index.php/board,28.0.html

or I did miss any announcement at all.. If so, my bad.

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