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Peter Eckersley, RIP

Seth Schoen (via Hacker News, Slashdot):

I’m devastated to report that Peter Eckersley (@pde), one of the original founders of Let’s Encrypt, died earlier this evening at CPMC Davies Hospital in San Francisco.

Peter was the leader of EFF’s contributions to Let’s Encrypt and ACME over the course of several years during which these technologies turned from a wild idea into an important part of Internet infrastructure. He also took a lot of initiative in coalescing the EFF, Mozilla, and University of Michigan teams into a single team and a single project. He later served on the initial board of directors of the Internet Security Research Group.

You can find a very abbreviated version of this history in the Let’s Encrypt paper, to which Peter and I both contributed.

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