[imap5] News about Mark Crispin

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Tue, 20 November 2012 00:44 UTC

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Subject: [imap5] News about Mark Crispin
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Everyone here knows Mark Crispin -- or at least knows who he is: Mark is the author of the original 
IMAP specification, and has taken it through its different versions to the present IMAP4rev1.  He's 
written reference implementations of both server and client, and has been a vocal participant on 
all the mailing lists I'm posting this to.

I'm sad to have to report that Mark is now terminally ill, and is in hospice care.

For now, at least, I'm told that Mark is at least somewhat aware.  If anyone has brief well-wishing 
messages they'd like to send him, please post them to the <imap5@ietf.org>; mailing list, and I'll 
forward them to Mark's long-term companion, Annie.  I will also post updates to that list as I get 
them.

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Barry Leiba