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From the team
When we concieved the idea about this newsletter, four months ago during the Wikimedia CEE Meeting in Warsaw, we planned it as a venue for sharing news, good practices, knowledge and joy derived from our local projects and regional collaborations. No one has ever thought that we may need to make sad announcements like this, and say farewells forever.
On 31 January, after several weeks of acute illness, our friend Krzysztof Machocki (user:Halibutt) passed away. He was an experienced and passionate Wikimedian and a spokesperson of Wikimedia Poland, a role model for many of us, a driving force behind many Wikimedian projects, a vivid lecturer, and a good, very good friend.
We will remember Krzysztof with his contagious enthusiasm and dedication, for his vast encyclopedic knowledge and wit, for his faith in how Wikipedia makes the world better, both online and offline. We lose him but let us not lose the faith he shared with the world. The memory of him remains and his Wikipedia legacy will continue to help the world.
There is a memorial page on Polish Wikipedia. You can leave your condolences there and they will be forwarded to Krzysztof's family.