I found out that Peter Baird Olson, aka Peabo from the FSF died last week in a yacht explosion. I spoke to him a few weeks ago at LibrePlanet 2017. Sorry to hear that he has died, but it’s nice to know he was still yachting until the end.

Peabo was an interesting character. He liked electronics and science fiction and soup, and we all knew that about him. What most people didn’t know so well was his love of yachting.

He was in my pilot, Good Call Bad Call a few years ago. I’ll dig up some footage of him for a memorial.

UPDATE: memorial below. Also see his memorial page.

By Matt Lee

Artist, writer, director and recovering free software user.