This weekend we lost one of the brightest minds of the technology world, and one of our best friends. Ilya Zhitomirskiy was a crusader—or, as he called himself, a Dragonslayer—for freedom, privacy, and openness on the Internet. He believed in the power of technology to make the world a better place. And through the creation of Diaspora, he did.
His passions were infectious. His parties epic. He “dreamed a better, freer future, and threw himself completely into building what he dreamed.” …
Much more in the article.
Again, our thoughts and prayers are with Ilya’s family and close friends, first and foremost, but Ilya will be greatly missed by all of us who use the project he co-founded, Diaspora*, as well as by the entire tech, open source community and the world through the Internet.
Fly well, Ilya!