Pieter Hintjens


Born
in Belgium
December 03, 1962

Died
October 04, 2016

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a software developer and past president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), an association that fights against software patents. In 2007, he was nominated one of the "50 most influential people in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

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The Psychopath Code: Cracki...

3.70 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Culture and Empire: Digital...

4.19 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Confessions of a Necromancer

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Social Architecture: Buildi...

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ZeroMQ: Messaging for Many ...

4.29 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Code Connected Volume 1

4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Confessions of a Necromance...

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“Programming is a science dressed up as art, because most of us don’t understand the physics of software and it’s rarely, if ever, taught. The physics of software is not algorithms, data structures, languages, and abstractions. These are just tools we make, use, and throw away. The real physics of software is the physics of people. Specifically, it’s about our limitations when it comes to complexity and our desire to work together to solve large problems in pieces. This is the science of programming: make building blocks that people can understand and use easily, and people will work together to solve the very largest problems.”
Pieter Hintjens, ZeroMQ: Messaging for Many Applications

“People contribute to ZeroMQ because they need it in their own projects, and if they spend a little time making it better, that can earn them or save them many times more. When you work for someone else, you will make what he or she wants. When you work for yourself, you will make what you need. It is so very different. People”
Pieter Hintjens, Social Architecture: Building On-line Communities

“The Empire was run by an old, faceless society of criminals. It ran on cheap oil and cheap blood. It smashed its opponents in the name of Peace.”
Pieter Hintjens, Culture & Empire: Digital Revolution