I'm sorry to hear this news about the passing of User:Coyau. My
condolences to his wiki friends and colleagues.
Thank you, Guillaume, for suggesting a way that we can recognize and
honor him by adding his images to articles. I'll pass that suggestion
on to Wikimedians I know.
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Guillaume Paumier
> Dear all,
> It is with great sadness that I must share the news of the passing of
> User:Coyau, a pillar of the francophone Wikimedia community.
> He joined our community over a decade ago, and had become an active
> editor on several French-language wikis (Wikipedia, Wikisource,
> Wiktionary), as well as a prolific contributor to Commons and
> Wikidata. He had made over 1.5 million edits across Wikimedia
> projects. We learned of his death on Tuesday; he was 38.
> He was deeply committed, delightfully absurd, and absolutely genial.
> You may have met him if you've ever had drinks with Wikimedians in
> Paris. He also had a blog in French where he wrote about Wikimedia
> projects and shared tutorials about topics like photo processing for
> other Wikimedians to learn:
> He was a genuine and soulful human being, whose sudden death has left
> many of his wiki friends and colleagues heartbroken. His loss is felt
> profoundly among the communities, where people have been expressing
> their grief and condolences on his talk page:
> He had uploaded thousands of files on Commons, among which a photo of
> a deflated yellow balloon in a tree (which has become emblematic of
> him), and a stitched 360° panorama assembled from 219 photos of a
> seemingly random Parisian street:
> As an homage, you are invited to browse his photos on Wikimedia
> Commons and add them to articles and pages in need of relevant
> Guillaume Paumier
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