Rob Levin of Freenode has passed away

Many of you who use the freenode network may have met the man, alias lilo in the #ruby-lang channel where he frequently hung out and conversed. I had the fortunate chance to speak with him on a few occasions in April of 2006.

Rob Levin, founder of the Peer-Directed Projects Center and Freenode IRC network, passed away from injuries sustained in a bike crash on September 12th.

Levin’s death was announced as a “Global Message” on the Freenode IRC network: