We've lost another innovator

----- Forwarded message from Russ Allbery <eagle@eyrie.org> -----

From: Russ Allbery <eagle@eyrie.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:56:23 -0800
Subject: Brian Kantor has died

Slashdot reported, via a contributor from the 44Net amateur radio mailing
list, that Brian Kantor died suddenly in his home last week.


Brian was the co-inventor of NNTP and the co-author of RFC 977, with Phil
Lapsley. I never met him in person, but have had several opportunities to
chat with him electronically, including as recently as last month (via
NNTP and netnews newsgroups, of course). He will be missed.

I never met Brian either, but have "known" him electronically for decades.
His was a voice I always paid attention to, even when I disagreed with
what he had to say. I'm sorry he's gone, and I'll miss him.


This is sad to hear, who is handling the AMPRNet system now?

I knew Brian Kantor from the old Usenix days, we've sat around the bar
together at conferences etc. many times.

There was even an outstanding minor technical issue from a few weeks
ago I wanted to get back to him about...oh well.

Sorry to hear this, he was one of those rare people who actually cared
about the technical landscape and how he could contribute.