The academic ladder in chemistry is taught early. Amongst the traditional teachings is that one competes with others to climb it, and this is done by protecting one's science and ideas, not sharing its outcomes with others until "the publication" is ready. And don't waste time on such frivolous activities. Jean-Claude showed it need not be like this. That there was another way that could benefit all of science, whilst simultaneously bringing credit to yourself and your department. Many would say that is a brave thing to do if you do not have an established reputation, when your tenure is still on the line. Jean-Claude was such a brave academic. It is up to others, not just of his generation, but both older and younger, to continue to push for science to be open. He helped start that revolution, others must now continue it.