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sendmail.net: An Interview with Eric S. Raymond

“With Halloween just around the corner, who better to hook up
with than esr, the man who unmasked the masters of FUD? We put a
few questions to the preeminent Open Source analyst/advocate by
email. His replies appear below.

“Skepticism about Open Source is usually thought of as a suit
thing. Have you encountered much skepticism among developers –
whether about practical aspects of Open Source development, its
overall economic viability, or their own ability to make a living
at it?

Occasionally I do run into such skepticism. Far more often,
however, I’m told that my advocacy of open source gives voice to
deep misgivings the speaker has long held about closed-source
development but has been unable to articulate himself.


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Previous Interviews:
sendmail.net:
An Interview with Kirk McKusick [Part Two]
(Oct 22, 1999)
sendmail.net:
An Interview with Kirk McKusick [Part One]
(Oct 21, 1999)
sendmail.net:
An Interview with Brian Behlendorf
(Oct 20, 1999)
sendmail.net:
An Interview with Eric Allman
(Oct 20, 1999)
sendmail.net:
An Interview with Tim O’Reilly
(Oct 20, 1999)