Eric S. Raymond

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Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957), often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, open-source software advocate, and author of the 1997 essay and 1999 book The Cathedral and the Bazaar. He wrote a guidebook for the Roguelike game NetHack. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric S. Raymond has received more than 611,555 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Eric S. Raymond is the 79th most popular computer scientist (up from 80th in 2019), the 4,847th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,280th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Eric S. Raymond ranks 79 out of 205Before him are John Draper, Jean Bartik, Adi Shamir, Richard M. Karp, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Manuel Blum. After him are Betty Holberton, Evelyn Berezin, Judea Pearl, Adam Osborne, Sergey Lebedev, and John Cocke.

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Among people born in 1957, Eric S. Raymond ranks 140Before him are Goodluck Jonathan, Genie, Alu Alkhanov, Kumar Sanu, Ruy Ramos, and Kevin Rudd. After him are Silvio Orlando, Alaa Al Aswany, Víctor Muñoz, Jackie Shroff, Bruce Rauner, and Tsai Ming-liang.

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Among people born in United States, Eric S. Raymond ranks 4,847 out of 15,968Before him are Ginger Lynn (1962), Lupe Ontiveros (1942), Ron Ely (1938), Lauryn Hill (1975), Edna Parker (1893), and Robert Towne (1934). After him are Silas Weir Mitchell (1969), Medgar Evers (1925), Charles Coburn (1877), Joss Whedon (1964), Jeanne Crain (1925), and Dusty Hill (1949).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Eric S. Raymond ranks 49Before him are Leonard Adleman (1945), Edward Feigenbaum (1936), Gary Kildall (1942), John Draper (1943), Jean Bartik (1924), and Richard M. Karp (1935). After him are Betty Holberton (1917), Evelyn Berezin (1925), John Cocke (1925), Mary Kenneth Keller (1913), Robert Taylor (1932), and Gil Amelio (1943).

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