Remembering Dan Kohn

By Jonathan Bryce on 06/11/2020

The open source community mourns the loss of Dan Kohn, one of its key advocates. Always joyful and approachable, Dan was instrumental in forming a cloud-native ecosystem on top of Kubernetes at the CNCF. Beyond that engagement, he brought his enthusiasm to spread the word about all open source software. An Internet commerce pioneer, he was a strong believer of how technical innovation can help create the foundations for building a better world.

Many of us had the opportunity to see him in action as we travelled around the world. He will be missed. Our thoughts go to his family, friends, and colleagues and all who were impacted by his life.

The CNCF has created a GitHub repository for sharing memories of Dan:

Nov 19 2020 Update: There are now multiple ways to donate:

College Fund Donation

Donations to Adam and Ellis' college fund can be made through Ugift. To donate, please proceed to the website and enter the Ugift code into the field on the homepage. Ugift Code: X0S-65D

Wildife SOS Donation

Donations can be made in Dan Kohn's memory to the Wildlife SOS. Please leave a note mentioning Dan in your donation.