Steve Purcell:

Melpa is a volunteer operation run by Steve Purcell. Everything that happens on Melpa happens because Purcell or one of his helpers spent their time doing it for free … we all owe Purcell thanks for a job well done and for donating his time for this unpaid but very important work …

(Via Emacs – Irreal)

I’m one of the many Emacs users who rely on Melpa for installing and updating packages. Thanks, Steve & volunteers, for your hard work!