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Linus Torvalds. Richard Stallman. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nikola Tesla. Dr. John Snow.

I assume this should this be read in ascending order of importance ;-).

The contributions, conditions of those contributions, and the rewards and incentives for pursuing those contributions matter vastly more than the order of sequencing.

The list is extremely partial. I'd be much happier seeing other contributions to it than sniping about significance.

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