Jim is one of those people where one hardly has to explain how he earned this coin.
As the leader of Red Hat, he has driven a culture of openness, and inclusion, where the best idea wins. He has shown that you can be successful in building a company on top of a maker culture, where most of the IP is shared and given. He has enrolled others to the cause (and not just individuals but entire organizations ) He knows how to take care of oneself (i.e. running a fiscally stable company) so that one can take care of others. He has nurtured talented creative passionate people and provided an environment where they can grow.
Our campsite has been left better because of Jim. Thank you and you have earned this coin.
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