December 27, 2000

What is a hacker? Are you one?

Author: JT Smith

"ESR has an article that explains some ways for you to become a Hacker. I'm not going to repeat all the points he has in that
article, as you can look at that article for the specifics. I am going to make the argument that Hackers do not generally Hack
because they have to for work. Instead, it is their passion, their life, in a dramatic way. Also, I'm going to make the argument
that, and this is not how ESR feels, Hackers can be non-contributing authors to the code base of the world. That code base
is better known as Open Source or Free Software today." From


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