I just read that Claude Ostyn has passed away. I met Claude through the Learning Object standards work that IMS and IEEE were doing when I led a team building an intelligently adaptive learning system. While I had a couple of my team serve regularly, I did attend a couple of meetings or so, and met Claude at one, and continued to see him here and there at conferences.
Claude was opinionated and detailed and I found him a little bit difficult to work with as I’m also opinionated but more conceptual (it was definitely my problem, not his). He was also brilliant, thoughtful, and committed, and I respected him. He helped refine our understanding of what we were trying (and needed) to do, and his work contributed to better elearning solutions for all of us. His voice will be missed, but his legacy will live on. Rest In Peace.