ERIC S. RAYMOND is an observer-participant anthropologist in the
Internet hacker culture. His research has helped explain the decentralized
open-source model of software development that has proven so effective
in the evolution of the Internet. His own software projects include
one of the Internet's most widely-used email transport programs.
Mr. Raymond is also a science fiction fan, a musician, and and activist
for the First and Second Amendments. He lives in Malvern,
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