The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120096 Message #2612641
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Apr-09 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
It's be a shame to rush through one part of the process, bringing in someone just because of the deceased's religion, and in the process compromise his life's work, if that religious figure managed the estate. If the religious community were concerned with this, I suspect they'd already have been involved. Right now it's just low-hanging fruit for whoever gets involved, if there are no directions left regarding his estate. I'd rather see folklife folks step in to help than the religious community. I think the folk community has a greater claim on his life's work. (Unclaimed estates go to the state, I am guessing, and fees paid by a formula to whoever, but the disposition of material goods and intellectual property would be best handled by someone who knows what they're dealing with.) This is all opinion, of course, on the part of all of us discussing this. I hope someone who knows the procedure and is willing to sort and process things carefully steps in to help soon.
So if he knew all of this stuff about Windows he showed admirable restraint in not wading in on our many tech threads. And he's gone now that Microsoft announced the latest big news--no more free support for XP. :-/