It is with dismay and sadness that I have to announce this devastating news that our highly esteemed developer W.P. Morrow aka Good Guy died in a traffic accident last Monday at the age of 66. Bill, as he also called in private, was as so often in his free time, out for sports riding his bicycle when he was hit by a truck. He was taken to hospital, but unfortunately he succumbed to his severe injuries.
This news is shocking and makes me speechless, although I find it extremely difficult to find words due to my sadness, I would like to remember him at this point.
A look back shows that, together with Phyllis, he has pushed this project forward with great passion, dedication and commitment. His ingenuity and creative solutions were always an enrichment for this project. He was never too comfortable to tackle even small problems and improvements to make the life of the users easier. You could tell that he enjoyed programming a lot. He enjoyed improving Cinelerra-GG and interacting with the community. He has acted selflessly and for the good of all, and through his commitment to free and open software, he has made this world a bit freer and better.
The gap he leaves behind is huge and filling it will be hard.
Thanks for everything dear Bill. It was a great honor and pleasure to work with you. You will be remembered. We will miss you. Rest in peace.
I express my condolences to Phyllis, his family and friends.
P.S.: Phyllis has expressed the wish to resume work on the project at a later date, currently she needs some time off, and to participate in the documentation and correspondence as usual. I will continue to support this project as before. The monthly releases cannot be offered in the same way at the moment. Minor changes and improvements will take place from time to time. We are open for new developers and hope for your support.