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Dr. Jun-ichiro Hagino, IETF participant and former IAB member, died on 29 October 2007

He was 37 years old.

Dr. Jun-ichiro Hagino

The Internet Society, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) would like to express our sincere condolence to the family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Jun-ichiro Hagino.

Dr Hagino was an active participant in the IETF and a member of the IAB from 2003 to 2005. He worked as a Senior Researcher at the Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and was a member of the board of the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) project. He was a strong supporter of open standards development and open software, working as a core researcher at the KAME project, a joint effort of six companies in Japan to provide a free stack of IPv6, IPsec, and Mobile IPv6 for BSD variants, from 1998 to 2006.

Russ Housley, IETF Chair and Olaf Kolkman, IAB Chair issued a brief joint statement, "Itojun has been active in the IETF's IPv6 related working groups and has made valuable contributions. He has inspired many and will be missed."

Jun Murai, Director of the WIDE project, sent notice that the family is planning a memorial service at Rinkai Saijo (Tokyo, Japan Read more...) on November 6th from 6:00pm, and a funeral service the following day on November 7th from 11:00am. WIDE will be accepting messages for the family through message_for_itojun@wide.ad.jp.