Several Phoronix readers have written in that Eugeni Dodonov, a former Mandriva developer who since last year has been working for the Intel Open-Source Technology Center on their Linux graphics driver, lost his life this weekend.
The news from various sources in Brazil (saocarlosagora.com.br
) indicate that Dodonov was killed while bicycling. It's mixed whether he was hit by a vehicle while bicycling or had fallen.
Eugeni Dodonov was born in Russia but had been studying and working in Brazil the past few years, including while contributing to the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver.
Most recently Dodonov was working on the Intel Haswell graphics driver
Prior to becoming a software engineer at Intel in August of 2011, he worked at Mandriva as a development manager / engineering team leader / system engineer for several years, and back in 2007 he served briefly as a software development engineer at Microsoft.