Anyone with an interest in Quality Software, or Software Quality, knows the name Watts Humphrey, who was founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and recipient of the National Medal of Technology.
I regret to inform you that he died Thursday, October 28 2010 at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83.
Details may be found here.
I have a couple of his many books on improving the quality of software on my own bookshelf, worth your time to check them out for yourself if you have an interest in improving the quality of the software that you write: