Gervase Markham

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Gervase Markham (June 1978[1] – 27 July 2018) was a British computer scientist, engineer and writer.[2] He worked for the Mozilla Foundation,[3] and was a lead developer of Bugzilla. He started working on the Mozilla project in 1999[3] and became the youngest paid employee of at age 23.[4]

Markham was born in Morland, Cumbria. He studied at Oxford University. Markham was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2006.[5][6] He died on 27 July 2018 from the disease at his home in Loughborough, Leicestershire, aged 40.[7]

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  1. "About Me".
  2. "Going Home | Hacking for Christ". February 16, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rhys Blakely (September 13, 2005). "Charity with 100 million fans". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  4. "Taming the Lizard". New Architect. July 2, 2002. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  5. Gervase Markham (April 1, 2006). "Thank God for Cancer". Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  6. Gervase Markham. "Cancer".
  7. "Kuhn: In Memoriam: Gervase Markham []".