So Ian Murdock is dead.

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Namrok
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So Ian Murdock is dead.

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And it's confusing as delay

https://archive.is/OPlI7

That's his twitter before it got purged. He's claiming the police beat the shit out of him twice, and charged him $25,000 for the privilege. He said he'd commit suicide in protest?

https://bits.debian.org/2015/12/mournin ... rdock.html

Other people are claiming there is no way he'd tweet those things, it was incredibly unlike him, he must have been hacked. Apparently his cause of death hasn't even been confirmed. But it does appear he is definitely dead.

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Rotten
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Namrok wrote:And it's confusing as delay

https://archive.is/OPlI7

That's his twitter before it got purged. He's claiming the police beat the shit out of him twice, and charged him $25,000 for the privilege. He said he'd commit suicide in protest?

https://bits.debian.org/2015/12/mournin ... rdock.html

Other people are claiming there is no way he'd tweet those things, it was incredibly unlike him, he must have been hacked. Apparently his cause of death hasn't even been confirmed. But it does appear he is definitely dead.
Saw this. Heard on Reddit that he was arrested for (allegedly) harassing neighbors, drunk and killed himself. Threw away a great life for nothing.

I would be willing to believe the police abuse, but by killing himself it really makes it seem like he's just unstable.

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I would end it all, too if my distro was adopting systemd

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Maybe he got SWAT'ed a time or two?

SWAT doesn't delay around when called in somewhere.

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