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Kannel: Open Source WAP and SMS gateway

Kannel is a compact and very powerful open source WAP and SMS gateway, used widely across the globe both for serving trillions of short messages (SMS), WAP Push service indications and mobile internet connectivity.

René Kluwen
* 10-05-1970, ✝ 06-06-2021

With deep regret and sorrow we let you know that René Kluwen, one of Kannel core developers has passed away this week. René has been a wonderful character and person, a father and a long year active supporter of the Kannel project. His work contributed to the main gateway module, the sqlbox and opensmppbox sub-modules, along with most valued discussions in our mailing list groups. Some of us have been friends with René and we’re heavily shaken by the news.

We will miss him, and we would like to express our sincerely condolences to his family.

Like in the hearts and minds of his family, his persona will keep on living in his work he contributed with passion to our project. Honoring his contributions is our privilege and determination.

Rest in peace René.

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The Kannel project was founded by Wapit Ltd. in June, 1999. Wapit does no longer exist and the project is coordinated by the members of the Kannel Group which include former staff members of wireless business industry companies among other individual developers and contributors. The Kannel Group is in the process of forming a legal body for the Kannel Project, the Kannel Software Foundation.

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