November 29, 2003

Story about an unsung open source advocate at IBM

Author: Tom Adelstein

adelste writes "In Memorium

Ralph Cacciapaglia, IBM Sales Manager, zSeries

The history of man contains millions of untold stories of courage and contribution. Some people wish an author would tell their stories. Some find contentment in knowing they made a difference.

Ralph preferred the joys associated with his family and in seeing others succeed. He never sought public acknowledgment for his contributions. Yet, I know of no other person who accomplished more and worked harder than than this man. His persistency to purpose, dedication to his associates and unrequested expression of genuine friendship remain unparalleled in my experience.

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