Some Attributes of Good Software and Great
Eric S. Raymond
New Democrats (press release) (blog)Some Attributes of Good Software and Great ProgrammersNew Democrats (press release) (blog)In 1996, Eric S. Raymond took over; he soon renamed the program to fetchmail after adding IMAP support. In 2004 a new team took over, led by Rob Funk, Graham Wilson, and Matthias Andree. Since then, Graham Wilson has retreated, and Sunil Shetye has ...
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 5:17 am
Free and open-source software is changing
Technical.ly PhillyFree and open-source software is changing the way we view infrastructure: FOSSCON 2017Technical.ly PhillyEric S. Raymond speaks at FOSSCON 2015 inside the Philadelphia Friends Center meeting room, Aug. 22, 2015. (Photo by Christopher Wink). This is a guest post by FOSSCON organizer Jonathan Simpson. Free and open-source software is all around us ...
Posted on 19 July 2017 | 9:53 am
You can now access open source code for the
DigitYou can now access open source code for the first ever text-based gameDigitThe first text-based game ever made was developed in 1976 and it was called Colossal Cave Adventure. The game's code has now been open sourced and is available on Github, on this link. Eric S. Raymond, longtime open source advocate and the author ...and more »
Posted on 30 May 2017 | 12:59 am
The First Text Adventure Game Ever Is
MotherboardThe First Text Adventure Game Ever Is Finally Open SourceMotherboardLast week, long-time champion of open source code Eric S. Raymond announced that he'd uploaded the game's code to GitLab, a site for developers to collaborate, with the permission of the game's original designers. People from all over the world can now ...
Posted on 29 May 2017 | 1:03 pm
Snowden praises open source for
ZDNetSnowden praises open source for protecting privacyZDNetSnowden quoted Eric S. Raymond's famous open-source comment: "Many eyes make all bugs shallow, but bugs still get through, and we get things like shell-shock. But, that's not an argument that we shouldn't use open source." The beauty is that the entire ...and more »
Posted on 9 May 2017 | 9:50 am
For open source legend Eric S. Raymond,
Eric S. Raymond
It took a while for Eric S. Raymond, one of the founding fathers of the open source movement, to prioritize the end user. But now that he has, he wants you to know how easy it can be. “Watch the users use your product,” he said, in his rather sweet tone.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 10:36 pm
Snappy by Appy Pie is a fantastic app
Yes, this is where things start to become an issue but thankfully for us Appy Pie has come to the rescue (I don’t apologize for the cliche statement…) Launched in 2013, Appy Pie took a completely different approach when it came to coding by offering ...
Posted on 17 June 2015 | 1:08 am
In a Swift move, open source & Linux
Yes, he did say Linux. It’s exciting to see the words Linux and Open ... Equipping the developer community with what it needs is the right way to go." When I asked Eric S Raymond, the author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and renowned open source ...
Posted on 10 June 2015 | 4:06 am
The Zen Pagan: What Does It Mean For the
This one is long — crazy long — so I’m putting some housekeeping at the top before I lose you, dear reader. My deep thanks to departing Patheos Pagan managing editor Christine Hoff Kraemer for bringing me on board, and congratulations to Jason Mankey ...
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:03 am
Opinion: TrueCrypt and the Myth of
Raymond coined a phrase that he called Linus's Law: "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." So goes the standard argument in favor of open source – that more "eyeballs" make for better quality control and better security. It has become the ...
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 12:35 am