Eric S. Raymond Quotes

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Eric S. Raymond Quotes

A security system is only as secure as its secret. Beware of pseudo-secrets.
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For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet.

— Eric S. Raymond

The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1.

— Eric S. Raymond

A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet.

— Eric S. Raymond

Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite (and reuse)

— Eric S. Raymond

Why the hell hasn't wxPython become the standard GUI for Python yet?

— Eric S. Raymond

Often, the most striking and innovative solutions come from realizing that your concept of the problem was wrong.

— Eric S. Raymond

When writing gateway software of any kind, take pains to disturb the data stream as little as possible - and never throw away information unless the recipient forces you to!

— Eric S. Raymond

Free markets select for winning solutions.

— Eric S. Raymond

I believe, but cannot prove, that global "AIDS" is a whole cluster of unrelated diseases all of which have been swept under a single rug for essentially political reasons, and that the identification of HIV as the sole pathogen is likely to go down as one of the most colossal blunders in the history of medicine.

— Eric S. Raymond

Anybody who has ever owned a dog who barked when strangers came near its owner's property has experienced the essential continuity between animal territoriality and human property. Our domesticated cousins of the wolf are instinctively smarter about this than a good many human political theorists.

— Eric S. Raymond

Prototype, then polish. Get it working before you optimize it

— Eric S. Raymond

Of course, C proved indispensible to the developers of all its alternatives. Dig down through enough implementation layers under any of the other languages surveyed here and you will find a core implemented in pure, portable C

— Eric S. Raymond

It is widely grokked that cats have the hacker nature

— Eric S. Raymond

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