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Upside: Raymond to pen 'Zen and the Art of Unix'

Oct 03, 2000, 18:55 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Open source author Eric Raymond discussed his future writing plans, including an upcoming book on the "Zen and the Art of Unix," at the Oracle (ORCL) OpenWorld in San Francisco Monday."

"When asked whether he foresaw events such as Netscape's 1998 decision to release the source code for its Mozilla Web browser -- an event which helped put Raymond on the national media map when Netscape chairman Jim Barksdale cited the original "Cathedral and the Bazaar" essay as a major influence -- Raymond shied away from taking too much credit."

"As for the future of development, Raymond, speaking in a pretaped lead-in piece, predicted a future in which the vast majority of the world's software is developed via the open source model. ... In the meantime, Raymond said he was looking forward to completing two writing projects, a new online essay in the same vein as "Cathedral and the Bazaar" and "Homesteading the Noosphere" and a full-length book on Unix programming."

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