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 [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]
> > >
> >
> https://www.facebook.com/wikimedia.rs/photos/a.826279217387658.1073741828.294923960523189/1198903920125184/
> > >
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