Janet (known online as Lucychili) was involved in the early formation of Wikimedia Australia, leading the Adelaide contingent at our Incorporation meeting in April 2008.
She was an organiser of Adelaide meetups, including Meetup #2 which was significant for having Jimmy Wales as a guest. It was also my first wiki-related event, and I attended because my friend and work colleague Janet invited me. I am personally grateful to have known and worked with such a creative artist and original thinker. It was wonderful to catch up with Janet and her partner Kim at the last Adelaide Meetup #20 in January this year. Janet would also be known to many of our community for her tireless advocacy of open source, particularly those who have affiliations with the wider Australian FOSS community.
As a sign of respect for Janet, and to remember her tireless support for Open Source in Australia, Linux Australia have added her name to the linux.org.au X-Clacks-Overhead HTTP header entry.
Her funeral will be held in Adelaide tomorrow afternoon, Monday 14 May, at Enfield. On behalf of Wikimedia Australia and the community, I extend our sincere condolences to Kim, and to Janet's family.
Stay safe everyone, and in Janet's memory, consider who you can invite to get involved in our community.
Kind regards, Pru
President Wikimedia Australia
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