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Eric S. Raymond
Eric S. Raymond, who is often referred to by his initials ESR, is a computer programmer, advocate of the open source movement, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, and author.
Raymond maintains the Jargon File (a glossary of hacker slang). He is said to have coined the phrase "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", however he credits it to Linus Torvalds, and calls it Linus' Law.
Eric Raymond is also well-known for his strong political views. He is a supporter of the Libertarian Party, strongly in favor of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, and has also made a number of controversial statements regarding about politics, race and homosexuality.
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