Eric S. Raymond

Eric S. Raymond
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Raymond at Linucon 2004
Born (1957-12-04) December 4, 1957 (age 60)
Boston, Massachusetts
ResidencePennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (dropped out)[1]
OccupationSoftware developer, author
Websitewww.catb.org/esr/

Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957), often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, author of the widely cited[2] 1997 essay and 1999 book The Cathedral and the Bazaar and other works, and open-source software advocate. He wrote a guidebook for the Roguelike game NetHack.[3] In the 1990s, he edited and updated the Jargon File, currently in print as The New Hacker's Dictionary.[4]

Early life

Raymond was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957 and lived in Venezuela as a child. His family moved to Pennsylvania in 1971.[5] He has suffered from cerebral palsy since birth; his weakened physical condition motivated him to go into computing.[6]

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