[Mailman-Developers] [Mailman-Announce] Fw: About Tokio Kikuchi

ISHIKAWA,chiaki ishikawa at yk.rim.or.jp
Wed Jan 18 16:35:58 CET 2012

I am a user of mailman.

Never figured out why Mr. Kikuchi called himself a weatherman until now.

Thanks to the newspaper page (URL quoted) I searched his name in 
Japanese characters. I found that
he was trained as scientist, and spent one year in an antarctic base
as a member of Japan's 26th expedition to the region.
He was involved in study of the climate of snowy cold regions near the 
north and south poles until his retirement from Kochi University.
Weatherman. He will be missed.

(2012/01/17 0:13), Barry Warsaw wrote:
> 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:
>      http://wiki.list.org/display/COM/TokioKikuchi
> The following is forwarded with permission.
> -Barry
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:22:43 +0900
> From: Atsuo Ishimoto<ishimoto at gembook.org>
> To: barry at python.org
> Subject: About Tokio Kikuchi
> Hello,
> 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.
> http://www.kochinews.co.jp/?&nwSrl=284270&nwIW=1&nwVt=knd
> Regards,
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