"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 LinuxPower.com.
December 27, 2000