Re: [RAI] [dispatch] Passing of Francois Audet

Tom Taylor <> Tue, 18 March 2014 18:55 UTC

Return-Path: <>
Received: from localhost ( []) by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 59F3E1A0455; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:21 -0700 (PDT)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at
X-Spam-Flag: NO
X-Spam-Score: -0.6
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-0.6 tagged_above=-999 required=5 tests=[BAYES_05=-0.5, DKIM_SIGNED=0.1, DKIM_VALID=-0.1, DKIM_VALID_AU=-0.1, FREEMAIL_FROM=0.001, SPF_PASS=-0.001] autolearn=ham
Received: from ([]) by localhost ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id Wq0pHSNiTaiU; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:20 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [IPv6:2607:f8b0:4001:c03::22a]) by (Postfix) with ESMTP id EF75F1A040E; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:19 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with SMTP id rd18so7754508iec.29 for <multiple recipients>; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:11 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=20120113; h=message-id:date:from:user-agent:mime-version:to:cc:subject :references:in-reply-to:content-type:content-transfer-encoding; bh=Vsh4R66xnTXYwiaxXjlQCYDFYbJycZQ8BDJobYZAQxU=; b=s04BGDzN6dqE9osQNyf+fWwSrWlGehVI3XttoMTNRST9vHMCsEzwf3A9wJPscMkowc u/iPt/tTGM3zXY75EcuemR1T2tZ/9yD6kDJae6DKt+nhl+j1YgsOKLGbfdWl3ZEtZGaH b9LHx7sRXpAdaA9gWosdRxpqt7PaL8/00o92gAXEO/vlkTsyEu3vp2iawa6nybQKrQkO l2hxEMvyG5HhGyzcF2J3Vv6X3HVmvY0dfxzSLg9sXml6cic7Y/g9M+sK3uF1mKDKtOIV RoiOB2GWC7vXDhh2kipObNPTL+jVY8QUpq3lT1Cfgjyg5m4IqDLbHovikwNqy0tyDKTS 3ulw==
X-Received: by with SMTP id s4mr3201464ich.58.1395168911013; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:55:11 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from [] ( []) by with ESMTPSA id an1sm28567628igc.0.2014. for <multiple recipients> (version=TLSv1 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-RC4-SHA bits=128/128); Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:54:54 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:54:51 -0400
From: Tom Taylor <>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.3.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: "" <>
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Subject: Re: [RAI] [dispatch] Passing of Francois Audet
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.15
Precedence: list
List-Id: "Real-time Applications and Infrastructure \(RAI\)" <>
List-Unsubscribe: <>, <>
List-Archive: <>
List-Post: <>
List-Help: <>
List-Subscribe: <>, <>
X-List-Received-Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:55:21 -0000

I'm really sorry to hear this. I worked with Francois on H.323 in 
particular, he representing the enterprise side and I the carrier side 
of the business. I was aware of his previous work with the ATM Forum, 
and of course, we both turned to SIP eventually.

Beyond being a pleasure to work with, Francois was probably one of the 
most competent standards representatives I've ever known. I'm sure he 
brought the same competence and focus to his PLM job at Skype, however 
long that lasted given his illness. My condolences to his present 
friends and family.

Tom Taylor

On 17/03/2014 11:56 AM, Mary Barnes wrote:
> A number of you all will remember Francois Audet, who was a colleague of
> mine at Nortel and a regular IETF attendee (until he went to Skype ;)  He
> was a co-author on the recently published 4244bis drafts.  He unfortunately
> lost his battle with cancer on Friday.  I have received the following
> information from a family friend via Facebook: