The Gentoo project has shared sad news this week. Long time Gentoo member Jonathan "avenj" Portnoy has passed away. Portnoy was with the project for many years. A post on the Gentoo website marks his passing: "Jon was an active member of the International Gentoo community, almost since its founding in 1999. He was still active until his last day. His passing has struck us deeply and with disbelief. We all remember him as a vivid and enjoyable person, easy to reach out to and energetic in all his endeavours. On behalf of the entire Gentoo Community, all over the world, we would like to convey our deepest sympathy for his family and friends. As per his wishes, the Gentoo Foundation has made a donation in his memory to the Perl Foundation."