Pine asked me a good question: Where to express support? I think
whatever you think is the most appropriate. This thread works, as
well. His email is You have the link to his Facebook
page via WMRS photo. He is using Twitter, as well @branej.

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Milos Rancic <> wrote:
> At some point of time, the best you could do is to reach for a
> superstition and hope it will work. It doesn't matter how it will be
> explained after, but at this point of time, it's only that
> superstition which matters.
> My particular superstition is that Brane would be able to see his
> eulogy and that we'll be able to laugh together. You know, it's a rare
> opportunity to see how your eulogy would look like, so I hope I am
> giving it to him.
> An hour ago I heard that he is in critical condition. At first, I was
> thinking what should I write after he dies. Then, I realized that I
> should write it now and post it after. Then, it's come into my mind
> that I should send it immediately as, at least, I could think about
> reading with him this eulogy and your comments after he recovers.
> Since August 2014 he is struggling with bone cancer. His curse is that
> his body is so strong, that chemotherapy is not working yet.
> Paradoxically, we hope that his body is weak enough now that it will
> finally accept chemotherapy. Monday would be crucial day for him.
> He is one of those "invisible" Wikimedians who actually contributed
> significantly to our movement. Some of you, mostly those who visited
> Belgrade, know him.
> He is one of the founders of Wikimedia Serbia. It's a pity that he is
> in this condition while WMRS is preparing to celebrate its 10th
> anniversary. Here is our photo from the founding assembly [1].
> Presently, he is a board member of Wikimedia Serbia.
> His epic fight for copyright correctness on Serbian Wikipedia created
> the foundations of the present day strict copyright rules. It's a
> great achievement for a project of such size and it was possible just
> because of him.
> While he was active editor, he was highly trusted Wikipedian and he
> was administrator, bureaucrat and checkuser on Serbian Wikipedia, as
> well as on a number of of other projects in Serbian language.
> Alpha software for transliteration between Cyrillic and Latin scripts
> of Serbian language in MediaWiki was his work. That was the basis for
> the future implementation. It was the first software of that kind
> implemented in one web engine.
> He is my close friend. Besides a lot of things which he did, which
> will be mentioned at appropriate time, I want to say that many things
> which I did wouldn't be possible without his contribution.
> He is now very exhausted and he won't be able to read this today or
> tomorrow. However, I am sure he will be able to read it on Monday,
> after he recovers a bit. So, your support matters, no matter of my
> superstitious reasons for sending this email.
> [1] 

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