Dan Kohn has died

David A. Wheeler


I must bring you the sad news that Dan Kohn has died.

Dan was a pioneer who helped many people. Among many other things, he oversaw the explosive growth of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as director and founded The Linux Foundation Public Health Initiative (LFPH). His Wikipedia page mentions some other achievements, such as the “first secure commercial transaction on the web”, but that page only scratches the surface:

Dan was instrumental in founding the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) & the CII Best Practices Badge. You’ll find his name all over the badging work, indeed, he approved a change just 18 days ago.

Dan will be sorely missed.

--- David A. Wheeler