Rob Blokzijl Dies Peacefully Aged 72

Job Snijders job at
Wed Dec 2 11:46:56 UTC 2015


Rob Blokzijl, one of the founding fathers of the RIPE (and by extent,
internet as we know it in Europe), passed away yesterday. The links in
the email below offer more insight into his life and accomplishments.

Kind regards,


----- Forwarded message from Daniel Karrenberg <daniel.karrenberg at> -----

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 11:02:11 +0100
From: Daniel Karrenberg <daniel.karrenberg at>
To: RIPE Community <ripe-list at>
Subject: Rob Blokzijl Dies Peacefully Aged 72

Dear colleagues,

I have the painful duty to inform you that Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chair
Emeritus died at his home in the Netherlands yesterday after a long illness.

This is a sad moment for all of us because we loose a leader whose
influence permeates the RIPE community and the way we conduct our work.
Rob will live on in this way.

Those who wish to share their own tribute to Rob can do so here for all
to see:

I am sure Rob would wish to see positive, even somewhat lighthearted
and anecdotal contributions.

Daniel Karrenberg
Chief Scientist

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