[bksvol-discuss] Re: Extremely sad news to the Bookshare.org community

  • From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 00:38:36 -0600

Hello all,

I am just as shocked now as I was when Gerald called to tell me the news about 
12 hours ago. Gustavo's constant presence at BookShare through both fruitful 
and rough times is extremely commendable. For a while Gustavo was essentially 
BookShare as far as day to day operations went.

I'll miss the comments he used to slide in on the end of his subject lines when 
sending me an updated list to post. They usually were a short inquiry about how 
things were going, school, finals, breaks, etc. And of course who could forget 
'gentle people'.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:53 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Extremely sad news to the Bookshare.org community

  It is with great regret and sorrow that I inform you that Gustavo Galindo 
passed away suddenly yesterday.  Gustavo was the Site Manager for 
Bookshare.org, and was the foundation of our Bookshare.org team.  He was 
involved in the rapid growth of our collection over the last four years through 
personally approving each book being added.  Gustavo was fierce in his 
dedication to serving people with print impairments while getting it right, by 
taking our commitments to publishers and authors seriously.  He had a 
formidable intellect, and his insights, understanding and sense of humor will 
be sorely missed by our team.  


  We can honor Gustavo's commitment to access and books by doing our best to 
bring more books to more people with print disabilities around the world.




  Jim Fruchterman

  President and CEO



  480 California Avenue, Suite 201

  Palo Alto, California 94306 USA

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  Fax: +1 650 475-1066





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