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developer of note: Jeff Forcier

The strength of character that Jeff 'bitprophet' Forcier possesses is admirable. He is the lead developer of fabric, the most popular deployment tool written in Python. I honor him here due to how he handled the issues with paramiko, the library that fabric uses heavily. He had to make tough decisions, like embedding that library in fabric source (due to various issues), and even forking it. All of this of course involved a lot of work and discussing, and thankfully at the end, the original 'owner' of that indispensable piece of software relented and transferred it to this bitprophet character. This means Jeff now runs 2 of the most important tools in all of the Python world... more of the gory details.