Pieter Hintjens


Age: 53

Belgian software developer, author, and past president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) that fights against software patents who served as chief executive officer of the Internet-based software technology firm iMatix Corporation and founded the ZeroMQ software project, which is a high-performance asynchronous messaging library aimed at use in scalable distributed or concurrent applications, and who was nominated one of the "50 most influential people in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2007.

Cause of Death: Voluntary euthanasia after diagnosis of terminal bile duct cancer

Born: December 3, 1962

Died: October 4, 2016

Brussels, Belgium