Published: 2006-03-17 15:03:36
Geir Iversøy, co-founder of Opera Software ASA, died from cancer last week. He was buried today at Grefsen kirke, and I was glad to have the opportunity to attend his funeral. When I started working at Opera six years ago, I had the office opposite to his. I knew he was one of the founders, but he still was “one of us”, he was always helpful and tolerant to a new-out-of-university employee like myself. We used to both come in early in the morning and in tandem fix the compile errors that were the result of late-night hackery, to ensure that the people that come in a bit later wouldn't see the same problems as we were seeing.
Thank you Geir for founding this great company, and may you rest in peace, wherever you are.