Ron Dwight

Programmer, Person

1944 –


Who is Ron Dwight?

Ron Dwight was a programmer and coordinator of FidoNet in Europe.

Ron Dwight was the coordinator of the European FidoNet between 1989 and 1994. This was a time when the European part of the network was blossoming and the number of members and news groups expanded, causing "growing pains" in some cases. Dwight was an active FidoNet leader, but his methods were not always popular and in one case lead to a schism of the largest FidoNet region of the time. As his successor coordinator Ward Dossche remembered, he left the office not with anger but helped the new coordinator with cooperation.

At the time of his death he lived in USA, after moving there from his long-time home in Kirkkonummi, Finland. He has been the president of the company Softronic Oy until his death, which distributed WinRAR among other services. Ron was the first to promote and sell RAR/DOS and then WinRAR outside of xUSSR countries, he coordinated RAR and WinRAR sales and promotion worldwide; at Softronic he was responsible for all global sales of WinRAR.

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Mar 1, 1944

on July 23, 2013


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