Goodbye, Malcolm

Posted by Jacob Kaplan-Moss on March 19, 2013

Hello fellow Djangonauts,

We have difficult news: Malcolm Tredinnick has passed away.

Malcolm was a long-time contributor to Django, a model community member, a brilliant mind, and a friend. His contributions to Django — and to many other open source projects — are nearly impossible to enumerate. Many on the core Django team had their first patches reviewed by him; his mentorship enriched us. His consideration, patience, and dedication will always be an inspiration to us.

To say we'll miss him is an understatement.

Our thoughts are with Malcolm's friends, colleagues, and family at this difficult time.

This came as quite a shock, and we're still sorting out details. We'll update this post once we know the details of how you can express your condolences to Malcolm's friends and family.

Update, March 21:

There will be a funeral for Malcolm in Sydney on Thursday, April 4th, at 2:30pm. Members of the Django community are welcome; if you would like to attend, please contact us so we can pass your information on to the family.

— The Django Core Team

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