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Fund setup for Open Source’s Greg Stein, who was attacked last Friday

Greg Stein was mugged and seriously injured outside his Mountain View home last Friday evening.

A cowardly and vicious act was made even more despicable by the fact that Greg was already on crutches from a climbing accident, and as such was unable to fend for himself.

For those who don’t know Greg, he’s the engineering manager for Google’s Open Source efforts and the Director of the Apache Software Foundation. If you’ve used SVN then you’ve benefited from his work.

Last night Kevin Burton, Olya Lapina, Sofia and myself went down visit Greg and drop off some food and juice for him. He’s on the mend, but he’s still in a bad way – he was beaten pretty badly and we’re all concerned that he makes a full recovery from this – both physically and mentally.

With this in mind, Kevin is rallying together a fund to send Greg on a retreat of respite and recuperation.

I’ll let Kev explain:

“So here’s the plan. We’re all worried about Greg and want to do something nice for him. He really just needs to take some time away and relax and get better.

Based on ALL the hard work that he has given to the community I think we should start taking up a collection to do something nice for him. ”

“Once this is done then we can do something REALLY nice for Greg like send him to a resort in Big Sur for a week or two where he can just relax and get better.

Obviously, if you want to reach out and do something personal for Greg don’t let us stop you. We also want to organize a bunch of people to bring Greg dinner every night for a while so that is an option as well.”

So far the fund has raised $600 with the hope of raising $2k. Any overflow funds will be donated to the Apache Software Foundation, and the fund has Greg’s complete blessing.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please visit the links at the bottom Kev’s blog post. You can also find out more at the fund’s Google Group.

Thank you.

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