It is with sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of Alan Eldridge this weekend.
Alan, or 'alane' as he was known within the Open Source community, was a core member of the team which packages KDE for FreeBSD, and a respected member of the Open Source community outside of KDE.
Those of us who worked with him on KDE for FreeBSD have put together a page to honour the work he did with us, and our memories of him. You can see it
at the In Memoriam page.
He certainly won't be forgotten.