Monday, September 7, 2009

PowerDNS & PowerAdmin contributor Jorn Ekkelenkamp has passed away

I'm almost too hurt to type..

Copy pasted from the PowerDNS mailing lists:

Dear PowerDNS friends,

I'm deeply saddened to have to report that Jorn Ekkelenkamp passed away yesterday, at the tender age of 26. He died battling Leukemia. Jorn was also known as Sjeemz on the #powerdns irc channel.

At ISP Services (later known as Hubris) Jorn was perhaps the very first large scale user of PowerDNS, in addition to authoring the first PowerDNS web management solution, PowerAdmin.

His belief in PowerDNS, and his subsequent deployment, paved the path for much of what we have achieved over the years. PowerAdmin also helped people use and migrate to PowerDNS. In addition, he frequently suggested, tested or even funded new PowerDNS features.

Jorn will be missed very much. He was truly a PowerDNS man from the very first hour.

His girlfriend and family were aware of Jorn's contributions to the open source world and the Internet. If PowerAdmin has made your life or work better, or if you've benefited from his other contributions to the PowerDNS community, please drop me a message, and I'll relay to his family, who will appreciate hearing about what Jorn meant for other people.

In addition, there will be church service Saturday morning - I can relay the details if you want to attend.

I wish his family and everyone who knew Jorn lots of strength in dealing with this tremendous loss.

Bert Hubert


  1. A sad loss to the world and the PowerDNS community! My feelings go out to all his friends and family.

  2. Geschrokken was ik toen ik hoorde van het overlijden van Jorn. Het is raar om je te realiseren dat iemand waar je vroeger mee op school gezeten en gespeeld hebt er nu niet meer is. Op deze manier wil ik de familie en vrienden van Jorn veel sterkte toewensen in deze moeilijk periode.

    Annedien Nijhuis