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Open source leaders take the ice bucket challenge

Posted 22 Aug 2014 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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Leaders from open source companies around the globe are getting involved in the ALS ice bucket challenge. The campaign has gone viral and has raised over $31.5 million dollars. My research led me to BlackDuck Software CEO and CFO who challenged their company to take get involved. They willingly did, then, BlackDuck nominated Acquia, Red Hat, and the Linux Foundation to step up to the plate.

From the shores of San Francisco Bay and Lake Michigan to a grassy knoll in Burlington, MA, I've collected videos of Jim Zemlin from the Linux Foundation, Jim Whitehurst from Red Hat, and Tom Erikson with the Acquia team, who all dumped a refreshing ice bucket bath on their head to accept their nominations.

Black Duck Software Ice Bucket Challenge

Acquia takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS!

Linux Foundation accepts Ice Bucket Challenge to #StrikeOut ALS

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


If you know of other open source leaders who have taken the challenge, or if you are involved in open source and have accepted the challenge, send us the video in the comments.

Stay warm under those ice buckets!

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Jen Hollingsworth
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jhibbets
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Nice fist bump at the end...but I feel like the hat was protecting you from the sheer rush of coldness :)

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Sarah Watz

I took the #icebucketchallenge :) Please support ALS!
Sarah Watz, President, Open Source Matters Inc, the not for profit company that supports the Joomla! Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHVVfOb9pUE&list=UUZ5e4pbTFTF_Rtin9fh3_Zw

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jhibbets
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Way to go Sarah!

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JWhitehurst
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I've seen Tim Yeaton at Red Hat and Mike Olson at Cloudera both take the challenge.

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jhibbets
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Awesome. I've found Cloudera's response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCYIgvIEDHE -- way to go Mike Olson.

But I can't find Tim Yeaton. If it's not on YouTube, it didn't happen. I think he'll have to do it again!

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jhibbets
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And it looks like Matthew Miller from the Fedora Project has taken the challenge:

Fedora Project Leader Ice Bucket Challenge -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHIE_MYVuhk

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Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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