Linux Shadow Password HOWTO author dies at age 38

Tuesday, 8 April 2003, 2:13 PM EST

Mike Jackson, Linux Shadow Password HOWTO (LSPH) author, passed away on Friday, March 28th at the young age of 38. The Linux community has lost a great friend and advocate. In addition to maintaining the LSPH all these years Mike was also a Navy Sonar Instructor, Reserve Police Officer, President and founding member of TSCNet, Treasurer and founding member of the Kitsap Peninsula Linux User Group and contributor to various Open Source projects such as the PHP SNMP module and the Sharp Camera package for OpenZaurus.

You may notice that the last update of the Linux Shadow Password HOWTO was v1.5, 7 April 1998. This isn't because he lost interest, but because the HOWTO did its job. It convinced everyone to start including shadow password support in their distribution by default, making the HOWTO unnecessary.

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