Eric Raymond

Eric Raymond by Peter Adams.

Eric Raymond, New York City, 2015.

Eric Raymond is one of the early organizers of the open source movement and a co-founder of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) – a global non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and adoption of open source software. He is also the author of the influential essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" which was widely cited by early proponents of the open source movement.  In recent years, Raymond has been ostracized from the open source community due, in part, to his remarks and writing about race, gender, and homosexuality.  Most recently he was banned from the mailing lists of the OSI.