Open Source Community Loses One of Our Own

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 11, 2012

Anne Nicolas broke the sad news yesterday of the passing of former Mandriva developer, Eugeni Dodonov. Dodonov died Sunday in route to the hospital after being found unconscious in the middle of the road. He was 31.

Dodonov was born in Russia in 1981 but had been living and studying in Brazil for the past few years. He may be best known for his work at Mandriva as a developer and several leadership positions. Most recently he'd been working for Intel developing Open Source drivers and contributing to Mageia. Nicolas said, "He did an amazing work on Mandriva and then on Mageia, when he started contributing here too. We will always remember him as a very close friend, skilled developer and also for his humor, enthusiasm and posting kind messages to the distribution users."

According to the translation of an article published in Portuguese, Dodonov was found lying in the road but it was unclear if he'd be struck by a vehicle or took a tumble from his bicycle. He died while in transport to Holy House hospital. Police are investigating.