Communities are made of people and people don’t last forever. It is sad but very true. The identity community experienced this reality with the passing of RL Bob on July 12 from complications during an experimental cancer treatment.
For those who worked closely with Bob this loss is absolutely devastating both personally and professionally. Those who interacted with him once in a while will miss his presence. Those who did know him will experience his gifts and contributions transmitted through those who did.
You can see the tribute page for Bob here on the Internet2 wiki.
For this coming IIW #15 we are going to have a Hawaiian shirt day on Wednesday to honor his life and his contribution to our community.