Brane, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you but I heard a lot of nice stories, so, please get well soon because I would like to have this pleasure!
-- Samir Elsharbaty, Wikipedia Education Program Wikimedia Foundation +20.100.944.3478 education.wikimedia.org On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Brane, > Good wishes and get well soon. > Regards. > > On 22 November 2015 at 06:18, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Brane at some length, > in > > Belgrade, in Hong Kong, and perhaps elsewhere too. He is thoughtful and > > dedicated, and as Milos said, has played a huge part in building up > Serbian > > Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia. > > > > Brane, I wish you a full recovery, and hope to have the chance to see you > > again, somewhere in the world or around the wikis. > > > > Regards from the Wikisource gathering in Vienna, > > > > Asaf > > > > On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > 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 bra...@gmail.com. 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 <mill...@gmail.com> > > 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 . > > > > > > > > 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. > > > > > > > >  > > > > > > https://www.facebook.com/wikimedia.rs/photos/a.826279217387658.1073741828.294923960523189/1198903920125184/ > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Asaf Bartov > > Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> > > > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the > > sum of all knowledge. 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