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Opera Co-founder Geir Ivarsøy Passes Away

March 17, 2006


Geir Ivarsoy, the co-founder of Opera Software, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Geir along with Jon von Tetzchner developed the Opera browser, initially known as MultiTorg Opera, while working for a Norwegian Telecommunication company in 1993. In 1995 the two of them spun off their project and founded Opera Software.

At a board meeting in January of 2004, Geir (together with von Tetzchner) announced his wish to resign as a board member in Opera Software, though he remained active in the company even after that. In June of 05 he was elected as a member of the Nomination Committee of the company.

He passed away on March 9th; Opera employees will pay their respects to Geir at his funeral today at Grefsen Kirke in Oslo.

My condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues at Opera.

RIP Geir Ivarsoy.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 17, 2006 at 10:56 am


  2. Anonymous
    March 23, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    His ideas live on in Opera. May he rest in peace.

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  3. Anonymous
    March 28, 2006 at 5:29 am


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