[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] [Owasp-board] Sad News

Franklin Tchakounté franklin.tchakounte at owasp.org
Thu May 12 07:49:18 UTC 2016


Sincere condolences to his family.

Ngaoundéré Chapter

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Ahmed
>
> I want to share my story. My sister died of diabetes with the tender age
> of 13.
>
> She got into a comma and after 2 days she died.
>
> The pain was so unbearable that the last thing I wanted to hear was people
> telling me how much they felt for her.
>
> It was so painful that the only thing I wanted to do is sleep just to
> process her loss. After 25 years I still cry in her birthdays.
>
> So talking from my experience and after talking with many others about
> their loss I think the best is to let family a peaceful time of grief and
> don't disturb them with our own feelings.
>
> I understand it is well intentioned but the ones that have to deal with
> the unbearable pain of loosing Paul is his family.
>
> Cheers
>
> Johanna
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM, Ahmed Neil <ahmed.neil at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> I understand and I was thinking about something more to support them...
>> It is difficult to lose a man of the family. The thing is I wanted to
>> support them emotionally... Of course ever one has a good memory with Paul.
>> Thus I wanted to document that in a video as an appreciation.
>> Thanks Johanna
>> On May 11, 2016 3:35 PM, "johanna curiel curiel" <
>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Ahmed
>>>
>>> I personally don't think that thats appropriate in a moment of grief at
>>> this moment. Most of the time we feel like we want to do more to show our
>>> respect and appreciation and I understand your idea.
>>>
>>> However, having also recently experience the death of cancer of a dear
>>> friend of my daughter, a child of 14 years old, I think we need to respect
>>> the family grief and their loss by allowing them peace.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Johanna
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM, Ahmed Neil <ahmed.neil at owasp.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Can we make a video saying our appreciations and how was Paul meant to
>>>> us and send it to his family?
>>>> On May 11, 2016 3:22 PM, "Matt Konda" <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> All,
>>>>>
>>>>> I wanted to thank each of you for your emails and expressions of
>>>>> condolences.  I printed them into a PDF and passed them on to Paul's wife
>>>>> and she specifically thanked the OWASP community for sharing these
>>>>> expressions of sympathy.  I think it meant a lot to her.
>>>>>
>>>>> Matt
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have created the tribute page to Paul on our wiki at:
>>>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Tribute_to_Paul_Ritchie
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Those of you who are more talented than I can make it
>>>>>> look nicer, but I would ask that you all add the sentiments
>>>>>> that you have expressed here in these posts to these mailing
>>>>>> lists on that wiki page so that Paul's family can have
>>>>>> a lasting memory of Paul and his time at OWASP. Please
>>>>>> try to be positive, remembering that we are doing this
>>>>>> to help his family during a difficult time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks in advance and RIP, Paul.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -kevin
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> OWASP Community
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> May 3, 2016
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dear Friends,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It is with great sorrow that I must write to report the sad news of
>>>>>>> the death of our Executive Director, Paul Ritchie, after a short illness.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Paul first joined OWASP in August of 2014 and became the full time
>>>>>>> Executive Director in May 2015.  He has helped the organization to grow
>>>>>>> globally and has made an enormous difference in our community.  He will be
>>>>>>> greatly missed.  He brought order and professionalism.  He raised our own
>>>>>>> high expectations and delivered on the things he set out to do.  He made
>>>>>>> all of us that worked closely with him better and more effective.  He
>>>>>>> helped to set long term strategic goals and managed OWASP’s fiduciary
>>>>>>> responsibilities with ease.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On behalf of the Board of Directors, we will miss Paul for his
>>>>>>> leadership and friendly wry knowing smile as the board worked to make
>>>>>>> difficult choices.  I doubt I can express my own sinking feeling of grief
>>>>>>> at the news, which came suddenly and too early.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Paul’s family asked that we direct those in the community that would
>>>>>>> like to show support or make a donation to do so in Paul Ritchie’s name to
>>>>>>> the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at https://www.themmrf.org.
>>>>>>> <https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Matt Konda
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>>>>> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
>>>>>>> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Blog: http://off-the-wall-security.blogspot.com/    | Twitter:
>>>>>> @KevinWWall
>>>>>> NSA: All your crypto bit are belong to us.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>
>>> --
>>> Johanna Curiel
>>> OWASP Volunteer
>>>
>>
>
>
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> Johanna Curiel
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