[elrepo] In Loving Memory of Alan Bartlett

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Tue Jun 13 17:32:41 EDT 2023

Alan Bartlett died unexpectedly of natural causes on May 31st, 2023.

It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we mourn the loss of 
Alan Bartlett, a brilliant computer expert, visionary, and the esteemed 
founder of the ELRepo Project [1]. He is also well known as 
'burakkucat'. Alan passed away on May 31st, 2023, leaving a void in the 
world of Enterprise Linux that will be profoundly felt by all who 
benefited from his vast knowledge and contributions.

Alan's innate curiosity and talent for computer programming became 
evident from an early age. He dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his 
work, pouring his energy into his passion for computer programming and 
the advancement of open-source software. Early on, Alan was a Unix user 
and later moved to Linux, along with many fellow enthusiasts, where his 
kernel presence became felt in the RHEL / CentOS 4 community. Alan, with 
three other individuals, founded the ELRepo Project for users of Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux and its derivatives [2].

Alan's unwavering commitment and tireless efforts propelled the ELRepo 
Project to new heights, delivering kernel packages from kernel.org to 
countless users and organizations worldwide [3].

Beyond his technical brilliance, Alan possessed a warm and generous 
spirit. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, providing guidance 
and support to fellow community members. Alan's kindness, patience, and 
willingness to share his knowledge endeared him to all who had the 
privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered not only for his 
technical expertise but also for his compassionate nature and genuine 
desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

In honor of Alan Bartlett's extraordinary contributions to the world of 
Enterprise Linux, a memorial service will be held on June 29th at West 
Suffolk Crematorium, Bury St Edmunds, where friends, colleagues, and 
community members will gather to pay their respects and celebrate his 
remarkable life.

Alan Bartlett's untimely departure leaves an indelible void in our 
hearts and in the world of technology. His passion, intellect, and 
unwavering dedication to his craft will forever be cherished and 
remembered. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his profound 
contributions to the field of open source communities continue to 
inspire and guide us in our pursuit of excellence.


The ELRepo Team.

[1] https://elrepo.org/
[2] https://blog.toracat.org/2009/06/
[3] http://lists.elrepo.org/pipermail/elrepo/2010-November/000382.html

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