I'm sorry to forward some very sad news about one of our own from the Mailman community. If you've ever looked at the ACKNOWLEDGMENTS file you will see this entry in the core contributors section:
Tokio Kikuchi, Mailman's weatherman
Tokio Kikuchi was instrumental in our early internationalization efforts. I remember testing out one of his early patches which enabled Japanese support in Mailman. At a Python conference years ago, I started the branch and was delighted to see the familiar Mailman admin pages come up in Japanese. Of course, I could not read it, but I happened to be sitting next to a native speaker who confirmed that it was indeed correct Japanese. That made me very happy, and I'm proud of his ongoing contributions to Mailman in general and internationalization in particular. He will be missed.
If you would like to leave a note of your own, please see this page:
The following is forwarded with permission.
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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:22:43 +0900 From: Atsuo Ishimoto email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: About Tokio Kikuchi
I'm Japanese Python developer. You can see my name as an anuthor of Python's PEP 3138.
Now, please let me inform you that Mr. Tokio Kikuchi, famous open source developer and one of Mailman contributor, died at 14, Jan by cancer.