Bram is the creator of vim software used by developers through out the world. He ":wq" from this world on August 3rd, 2023 in his inimitable, quiet way.
Bram influenced me. The splash screen that encouraged donation to a charity caught my attention like nothing else. Inspired by that splash screen, I started volunteering my time and donated money to many causes that I cared about.
I once had a brief interaction with Bram. He clearly said, he didn't need any money and encouraged all donations to causes he cared about. In one case, I had a brief email interaction with him to facilitate a donation, and he directed it to Kilbale children center, he volunteered with.
Thank you, Bram. Your influence will live on through the software you created and the people you inspired.