Eric S. Raymond
Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957), often referred to as ESR, is a computer programmer, author and open source software advocate. His name became known within the hacker culture when he picked up maintenance of the "Jargon File" in 1990. After the 1997 publication of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar", Raymond became, for a number of years, an unofficial spokesman of the open source movement.Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957, Raymond lived in Venezuela before settling in Pennsylvania in 1971. Raymond says his congenital cerebral palsy motivated him to chase a future in computing; his involvement with hacker culture began in 1976, and he contributed to his first free and open source software project in the late 1980s.
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I’ve written a couple of guest posts for Nieman Journalism Lab and the tech news site Memeburn. The Nieman post is part of a series looking forward to 2012. I’m never a fan of futurology so I’ve cheated a little and talked about developments already in progress: new interface conventions in news websites; the rise of collaboration; and the skilling up of journalists in data.
New 'fresh, not identical' version of Christmas TV fixture to use traditional techniques, original production team – and new song.
What are the characteristics of a crowdsourced investigation? A case study in crowdsourcing investigative journalism part 5
Continuing the serialisation of the research underpinning a new Help Me Investigate project, in this fifth part I explore the characteristics of crowdsourcing outlined in the literature. Previous parts are linked below:.
The formerly open source phone operating system is going behind the gates. But there's still no sign of MeeGo: will it run a Nokia smartphone before June 2011?.
Yesterday morning, while exercising, I found myself thinking that I wanted to write a blog post about "open vs. closed" and how the whole argument (open source, openstack, open business models) had gotten so confused that the word "open" meant NOTHING anymore. And then Apple released it's earnings. Apparently, I've got some sort of secret mind-meld happening with Steve Jobs that even I wasn't aware of.
One of the common patterns in Here Comes Everybody is lightweight collaboration, not "Let's lock ourselves in a room for 5 days to work together" but "Let's make it easy for an individual to make a meaningful contribution with little effort. " This patterns shows up in Linux and Wikipedia, where most of the contributors have made only one addition or emendation.