View Full Version : A Sad Day - Seth Vidal Passes - Msg. by Robyn Bergeron

9th July 2013, 08:56 PM
I hope that somewhere along the line, during my use of Fedora and RedHat, that I managed to say a thank you to Seth Vidal. I hate to start mentioning folks by name, because then one leaves someone out, so I'm going to take this moment to thank all you Fedora and RH developers who stop here from time to time. I often disagree with your decisions, but regardless, I've made use of your work, and made money using it, for many years.

So thank you to all of you, even the ones that do things I don't like.

As for Mr. Vidal, you will be missed. The fact that it was a hit and run makes it even worse.


9th July 2013, 11:09 PM
Wow! The title of this thread sure took me by surprise. My condolences to the Vidal family.

10th July 2013, 12:50 AM
The Fedora Project has lost a valued, longtime member of its community. Seth Vidal died last night, July 8.

Seth was a lead developer of yum and the update repository system, and a contributor to the CentOS project as well as the original Fedora Extras system. He worked tirelessly on the infrastructure for the Fedora Project to make all systems work well and consistently for our contributors around the world. He was a gifted speaker, a brilliant thinker, a clever wit, a humble and genuinely funny person, and a good friend.

The Fedora community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Seth's dedication to Fedora and other free software projects, his commitment to community values, and his passion for excellence in his work. To say he will be missed is an understatement. He has been a colleague, a team member, a source of wisdom and advice, and above all, a friend and inspiration to countless people in the Fedora community over the past decade. His seminal and invaluable work in Fedora and free software will live on for years to come, and the legacy of his spirit will stay with the community, and with many of us individually, forever.

Our thoughts are with his partner Eunice, the rest of his family, and Seth's many friends and coworkers. I know that many members of the Fedora community will want to personally share their condolences. We'll provide further information as soon as it is available.

-Robyn Bergeron
Fedora Project Leader

(merged threads, put in News) - Bob

10th July 2013, 03:47 AM
Thank you Seth...may you rest in peace. Prayers for Seth, family and friends.

10th July 2013, 04:23 AM
Gets me thinking how vulnerable we are indeed...
Many condolences to the family and friends.

10th July 2013, 05:54 AM
Heres a name I actually heard of before jumping into Fedora, goes to show how much of an influence he had as a linux user in general as opposed to just a Fedora developer.

10th July 2013, 02:34 PM
It got mentioned on Slashdot as well.

My condolences to Seth's family and friends.


10th July 2013, 02:57 PM
I am grateful for the work of Seth Vidal, and sad to hear of this loss.

Thoughts and prayers of peace to Seth, family and friends.

10th July 2013, 06:03 PM
I have very little to add to what has being said here already. Tragic news like this are the ones that give a different perspective of life. Really, really sorry and sad.

16th July 2013, 02:51 PM
My deep condolences to Seth's family. May Seth's family be strengthened during this sad time.
Thank you for your contributions.

22nd July 2013, 06:51 PM
I wasn't online for some time and recently I read about the loss of Seth Vidal.

Well, I'm just a user and I don't know Seth personaly like many of the people in the Fedora community. Even this, I wish to say one big 'Thank You!' to Seth for his contribution to the great idea for free software that make my life easier and better. And the most important - this is one human life!

My deep condolences to the Seth's family. Praying for his soul to rest in peace.

23rd July 2013, 05:43 AM
Seth Vidal, a icon about Fedora Project. thanks for you work :(