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Eric S. Raymond

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Eric S. Raymond

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Full Name: Eric Steven Raymond
Born: December 4, 1957
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Software Developer, Writer
Nationality: American


Eric Steven Raymond often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, open-source software advocate, and author of the 1997 essay and 1999 book The Cathedral and the Bazaar. He wrote a guidebook for the Roguelike game NetHack. In the 1990s, he edited and updated the Jargon File, published as The New Hacker's Dictionary.

Raymond was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957 and lived in Venezuela as a child. His family moved to Pennsylvania in 1971. He developed cerebral palsy at birth; his weakened physical condition motivated him to go into computing.

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