Eric S. Raymond

Programmer, Author

1957 –

70

Who is Eric S. Raymond?

Eric Steven Raymond, often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author and open source software advocate. After the 1997 publication of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Raymond was for a number of years frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement. He is also known for his work on the popular Roguelike game Nethack for which he wrote the Guidebook, in addition to being a member of the "Dev-Team". More recently, he is recognized in certain circles for his 1990 edit and later updates of the Jargon File, currently in print as the The New Hacker's Dictionary.

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Born
Dec 4, 1957
Boston
Also known as
  • ESR
  • Eric Raymond
Religion
  • Modern paganism
  • Paganism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
Employment
  • President, Open Source Initiative
    (1998/02 - 2005/02)
Lived in
  • Boston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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