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Re: Garth Conboy

From: MURATA <eb2mmrt@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 22:51:49 +0900
Message-ID: <CALvn5ECWDhcswngAM9dqEEsVopGSQnZjroeaVWVZ5Hs9wHBqQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Cc: "public-epub-wg@w3.org" <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" <public-epubcheck@w3.org>, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
In 2010, I started to work together with Garth and other IDPF people
when EPUB 3 including the internationalization started.    Later,
Garth and I jointly created an initial proposal for EPUB 3.2.  Both
worked very well but they would not have succeeded without his
great contribution.  He always paid lots of attention to the general
direction and friendly atmosphere.  I am very sorry to hear that
he left us.

MURATA Makoto

2021年7月1日(木) 21:44 Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com>:

> 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:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfhIdTumvg$>
>
> Please share photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfgPWNzImQ$>
>
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> *Tzviya Siegman*
>
> Information Standards Principal
>
> Wiley
>
> 201-748-6884
>
> tsiegman@wiley.com
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>
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