On a personal level, this book is dedicated to the two most important people in my life:
To Susan, my best friend, my soul mate. Thanks for sharing life’s journey with me.
To Brian, budding lighting designer, actor and musician, future pilot, and all-around great kid. Thanks for keeping me young at heart.
Never doubt that a small band of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
On a professional level, this book is dedicated to those who made it possible; Open Source programmers everywhere, especially that small band of Open Source pioneers whose radical notion of free software for the good of the community, and just for the fun of it, has indeed changed the world.