Re: RIP, Bill Shannon

aristides villarreal

sad news

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 3:34 PM Ludovic Poitou <ludovic.poitou@...> wrote:
This is a sad news. 
I had the chance to meet and work with Bill during my years of Sun, and to enjoy nice conversations during JavaOne after-hours parties. I will remember him for his kindness. 
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Kind regards,


That is a big loss to the tech world. 😟
Thank you Bill for your massive contributions towards JavaEE!
Rest In Peace Bill.

Best regards,

Turkey Java User Group Leader,
Jakarta EE Ambassador,
MSc. Computer Engineer

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM Pravin Jain <pravin@...> wrote:
My deepest condolences for his family, friends, and the Java community.

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 7:15 AM Sharat Chander
<sharat.chander@...> wrote:
> Java Champions and JUG Leaders,
> I'm sorry to share the passing of Bill Shannon. Some of you knew him
> with regard to the important role he played in leading efforts to bring
> server-side Java to life, a journey that started at Sun back in 1980 as
> employee #11. While previously known at J2EE and recently Java EE, Bill
> was instrumental in the Jakarta transition, as well as a myriad of other
> key technology contributions spanning over 40 years.
> If you knew Bill, you'd know that he was beyond private, humble and
> sincere. I'm going to miss those traits the most.
> RIP, Bill.
> -Sharat

Pravin Jain

Ludovic Poitou

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