lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012

On life, death, and Linux

After a rather long period without visiting the Mandriva community chat (because of an excess of work that is taking a toll on me), I learned that Eugeni Dodonov, a former Mandriva engineer, lost his life in a bike accident a month ago.

Speak about bad news! 

Condolences to his family.

The community felt the loss powerfully and the reaction can be read in many blogs.

One initiative is to name the release of Mandriva 2012 after him as a homage.

Of course, one never expects to read something like this.

This is one of the reasons why I use Linux, I guess.  The communities certainly make the systems that power my computer more "human", if you understand what I mean... I know because it is amazing when you grieve for a person that you actually never met or barely had contact with.

RIP Eugeni Dodonov.

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