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Yosh runs choo.io and I think it is one of the best examples of a pet project gracefully maturing into a robust github organization. Yosh was able to do this while keeping Choo eloquent and loyal to the original vision of the project. To this day, Choo's long history of quality architectural decisions showcase the best in project management.
Shougo makes the best Vim plugins on the planet, period. Using his Vim plugins is a masterclass on how perfect tools for programmers should work and feel. Furthermore, his tools have displaced previous stalwarts that seemed unbreakable, like Vundle and YouCompleteMe
Leafo runs itch.io and has the munumental task of trying to compete with Steam. Starting as a personal project, Leafo built itch using his own web framework and even his own programming languages. Add onto that his endearing altruism and itch becomes a project that I feel pride supporting.