I don’t follow the forums as closely as I ought to and so when I saw FreeCAD doing a big package install this afternoon, I wondered if it was the long awaited 0.17 update. After I saw the new icons I went to Help -> About nervously optimistic about what I’d find and was thrilled to see 0.17 in the main release branch. My elation was brief as I was crushed to read the top of the Credits tab and find out Roland has left us. I, like many of the posters on this thread, never interacted with him directly but his video tutorials quite literally changed my life. Roland represents the best of open-source technology. His work made software that has enormous complexity simple to understand and use with his easy to follow tutorials whose simplicity belied their tremendous utility. I quit my day job to pursue a crazy dream which I couldn’t do without FreeCAD and I’m convinced I could never have learned FreeCAD without Roland. As I sit here typing this through tears, I’m reminded how we’re all on this human journey together, how profoundly lucky I was to cross his path and how deeply saddened I am that it will never happen again.