software developer (1989-2011)
Ilya Zhitomirskiy (12 October 1989 – 12 November 2011) was a Russian-American software developer and entrepreneur. Zhitomirskiy was a co-founder and developer of the Diaspora social network and the Diaspora free software that powers it.
- There's something deeper than making money off stuff. Being part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome.
- As quoted in Obituary by RayClaire at Glint (16 November 2011)
- Try to honor this innovator's creed. As we head into the holiday season's trite cheer and do-gooding that barely manages anymore to glitter through the crass commercialism, remember that there is always more than having more. Try to make the universe more awesome, pro bono if you can.
- RayClaire, in obituary at Glint (16 November 2011)