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We mourn the loss of John McDonough

John McDonough (jjmcd) passed away on 20 April 2020. John was a long-time contributor to Fedora Docs. For many years, he was the driving force behind the Technical Notes and the Release Notes. John was a kind an patient mentor to many Docs contributors. He was passionate about open source and amateur radio (callsign WB8RCR).

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  • When I first started contributing to Fedora, I joined the Docs team. jjmcd was one of those early contributors who welcomed me on board and taught me the ropes. He was a great example and helped me be a better contributor. I'll miss you, John.
  • I started working on Docs around 2006, John took me under his wing and taught me a lot. We got to meet in person at Ohio Linux Fest in 2011 and I will always have warm memories of the time I got to spend with John. He was a great person who cared for others and was always willing to help. Many times he single handedly made sure the Release Notes got out, and without him I don't think the Docs project would have been the great place it was in the 2000's and 2010's. I will miss John more than words can express, but I am so very thankful for the mentor and friend that he has been too me over the years. - Zach Oglesby