Free Software advocate Richard Rothwell died last week. I knew Richard through his work in the Free Software community. Richard was one of those people who I seemed to see at every conference I went to. AFFSAC, FLOSSIE, FOSDEM, you name it, he was there. It is ironic that I heard of his death at the Open Source Schools conference on Monday, an event at which I would normally expect to meet up with him. I got to know Richard a little more through SchoolForge-UK and always found him an intelligent and passionate conversant.
More recently I have enjoyed reading his tweets and blog posts as he continued to ridicule and rail against everything he found hypocritical, invasive or offensive in the UK.
Richard is in the centre of the above photo, in the red tie. There are more tributes to Richard at http://tributestorichardrothwell.net/Pin It