Kaveh Moravej

"If you keep secrets, you are cutting your throat."

For those already familiar with the free and open source software (FOSS) movement, Eric S. Raymond (ESR) is a man that needs no introduction. As a key figure behind both the practical and philosophical aspects of FOSS, his thoughts and opinions are as interesting to hear now as they were when first set out in his seminal book, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" (which I reviewed early last year).

In a 2009 talk titled "After the Open-Source Revolution" (given at Villanova University) he covers some important and interesting points. The audience are a little short on questions, and there seems to be the annoying hum of a vacuum cleaner or similar machine running in a nearby room, but thankfully the recording is acceptable enough to summarise: