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RE: Garth Conboy

From: <vincent.wartelle@isicrunch.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 15:51:30 +0200
To: "'Siegman, Tzviya'" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, <public-epub-wg@w3.org>, "'PBG Steering Committee \(Public\)'" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, "'W3C Publishing Business Group'" <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, "'W3C EPUB 3 Community Group'" <public-epub3@w3.org>, <public-epubcheck@w3.org>, "'W3C Comm Team'" <w3t-comm@w3.org>
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Very sad news. Condolences to his family.


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De : Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com> 
Envoyé : jeudi 1 juillet 2021 14:44
À : public-epub-wg@w3.org; PBG Steering Committee (Public)
<public-publishing-sc@w3.org>; W3C Publishing Business Group
<public-publishingbg@w3.org>; W3C EPUB 3 Community Group
<public-epub3@w3.org>; public-epubcheck@w3.org; W3C Comm Team
Objet : Garth Conboy


A giant of the ebook world has left us. Garth Conboy (Google) died on June
29 in La Jolla, California. Garth was truly an ebook pioneer, helping lead
the effort to create the very first ebook spec, OEB 1.0, in 1999. He had a
leadership role in every version of EPUB since then, as well as being a
primary editor of those specs. He served as chair of the IDPF board of
directors, and was instrumental in bringing EPUB to W3C. He co-chaired the
Publishing Working Group, which created the Audiobook spec. It’s fair to say
that EPUB would not have happened without Garth’s vision, knowledge, and
preternatural good nature. We will miss his good humor, his broad
perspective, and his cheerful voice that will never again say, “sounds good
to me.”

Google is organizing some remembrances of Garth, both stories and photos.
These will be bundled together to make both a printed book and an EPUB to
present to Garth’s family. Please provide your submissions by July 12th. If
you have any trouble accessing the Google files, please send your
submissions to Tzviya.

Please share your stories at:

Please share photos at:



Tzviya Siegman

Information Standards Principal



 <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com> tsiegman@wiley.com 


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