Shall Miss You John and Len

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By Terry Blevins, Fellow of The Open Group

This last week we lost two great contributors in the Enterprise Architecture community. I am saddened more than anyone could imagine by the passing of John Spencer and Len Fehskens of The Open Group who were both friends and colleagues. We all are no doubt overwhelmed by their passing. Maybe it will help us all to take time to remember their contributions and memories. If inclined to do so, respond with your own.

For me, John’s inspiration was the reason I got involved in The Open Group starting back in 1996. He was also responsible for encouraging my continued relationship with The Open Group in many different capacities over these 21 years. Early on, John challenged me and others in the Architecture Forum with very practical questions – “what difference does it make, why would anyone care, how do you really do…

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