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IBM's Web services guru Sanjiva Weerawarana lives and works from his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Those of you who follow the various Web services activities IBM is involved in should recognize Sanjiva's name from his work on things like the Web Service Description Language, SOAP, etc. He and his immediate family are safe and Sanjiva has been helping to coordinate efforts to build a database his country can use to track those who are missing, in need of help, etc. While IBM, Microsoft and other companies are helping out with generous donations of hardware and software, Sanjiva and the countless individuals like him are the heroes that are making a difference. As I'm writing this from my office chair in my home office in California, he's out there driving around delivering medicine, building critical software infrastructure, and doing his part to save his fellow countrymen. I honor his service and his sacrifice. You can follow along with what he is doing through his personal weblog at http://www.bloglines.com/blog/sanjiva.