ZDNet UK: Eric Raymond Interviews

“Raymond spoke to ZDNet UK during a recent European speaking
tour under the auspices of the UK and Danish Unix Users Groups.

Q: You co-founded the Open Source Initiative in late
1998 with the goal of making free software credible outside of the
hacker community. What progress has been made since

“A: I think to a large extent we succeeded in our initial
program, which was in positioning the open-source label as
something the typical corporate manager could deal with without
being frightened. And I think one of the effects of that has been
to empower advocates of open source inside corporations. Now they
have a set of resources to point to that aren’t as it were
ideologically tainted… there are elements of the Free Software
Foundation that are not real happy with that…”

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