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The Times (UK): Program to free the Earth

Jan 29, 1999, 11:51 (9 Talkback[s])

This is truly an entertaining "must read". The article leads off with a not too happy full-face photo of Eric Raymond and the caption: "Free-software guru Eric Raymond: don't mention communism". -- lt eds.

"It may just be an operating system but to some people Linux and its associated software programs are a religion..."

"Last week the first UK Linux and Open Source conference, OpenSource 99, was held in London, a revivalist gathering attended by a mixture of the faithful, the intrigued and the simply perplexed."

"The highlight of the London show was a talk given by the self-styled Open Source "evangelist" Eric Raymond, the man credited with having kick-started this incarnation of the free software culture with his article The Cathedral and the Bazaar."

Complete story.