Gervase Markham (programmer)

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Gervase Markham
Gervase Markham, Governator at Mozilla.jpg
Born21 June 1978
Died27 July 2018(2018-07-27) (aged 40)
ResidenceLoughborough
Other namesGerv
OccupationGovernator at the Mozilla Corporation
Websitegerv.net

Gervase Markham (21 June 1978[1] – 27 July 2018[2]) was a British software engineer for the Mozilla Foundation,[3] and was a lead developer of Bugzilla. He started contributing to the Mozilla project in 1999,[3] and became the youngest paid employee of Mozilla.org at age 23 after he graduated from Oxford University.[4]

Markham was named after his paternal grandfather Canon Gervase Markham (1910–2007),[5] the squire and vicar of Morland near Penrith; both are related to the 16th-century poet and writer Gervase Markham. According to his Times obituary, the elder Gervase Markham was a descendant of William Markham, Archbishop of York (1710–1807).[5]

In 2006, he won a Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award as "Best Community Activist".[6] He has also presented to the FOSDEM conference for several years about the Mozilla Foundation activities and Bugzilla.

Markham was a born-again Christian, and had been undergoing treatment for metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma. He wrote about both, and the relationship he saw between them.[7][8]

He died on 27 July 2018 after a long battle with cancer.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About me". Gervase Markham. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Langjähriger Mozilla-Mitarbeiter Gervase Markham verstorbe" (in German). Pro-Linux.de. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Blakely, Rhys (September 13, 2005). "Charity with 100 million fans". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Taming the Lizard". New Architect. 2 July 2002. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Canon Markham: Obituary". The Times. 7 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards – Hall of Fame". January 28, 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ Markham, Gervase (1 April 2006). "Thank God for Cancer". Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  8. ^ Markham, Gervase. "Cancer". Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Going Home | Hacking for Christ". Gervaise Markham. 16 February 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  10. ^ Kerensa, Benjamin (28 July 2018). "Remembering Gerv Markham". Retrieved 30 December 2018.

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