Kenneth Gonsalves, a champion in Indian (NRC)FOSS, Python and Django community passed away on August 3, 2012. Kenneth’s presence would be hugely missed in the community.
In 2008, Tarun Dua introduced me to Kenneth. I interacted with him at various occasions about NRCFOSS and general stuff. I was very inspired to see his contributions, specially some of his open-source projects.
While checking out NRCFOSS website today, I came to know about this sad news.
When I woke up earlier today, my wife told me about Steve Jobs‘ death (on October 5, 2011). I was speechless and really didn’t know what just happened. I am still thinking about Steve Jobs, and whatever he has said (quotes) I remember.
Steve Jobs’ influence and contribution is not limited to Apple Computers and competitors, it goes beyond — design, technology, product development and many other communities/disciplines.
He showed a different way to design and build products.
He has inspired me everyday of my life since I came to know him, probably some years before I started using Apple computers. I have repeatadly read and watched him talking/saying/presenting.
I have told his story to many folks over the years, and every-time I was motivated (by just talking about him).
Steve Jobs is an idea. He would always be with us.