Eric Raymond

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Eric Raymond

Name: Eric S. Raymond

Born: December 4, 1957, in Boston, Massachusetts

Computer-related contributions

  • Often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author, and open source software advocate, frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement.
  • Known for his 1990 edit and later updates of the Jargon File, currently in print as The New Hacker's Dictionary.
  • Wrote CML2, a source code configuration system.
  • Wrote a number of HOWTOs still included in the Linux Documentation Project.

Significant publications

  • The New Hacker's Dictionary.
  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar..
  • The Art of Unix Programming.


"Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"