an interface I can use.
something that you need to know.
Consult Wikipedia on the Jargon File.
This is an index to the New Hacker's Dictionary or Jargon File. That's five months one week between Halloween and Jargon 4.1.0, by the way.
Any errors in the content or structure should be reported to Eric Raymond for him to change. Even though Eric makes the hypertext freely available, he does not make the tools and masters that generate the hypertext freely available. It's bogus, and there's no apology. That's not very open-source.
Open source is designed to advance the intellectual property of the corporation at the expense of effort by individuals outside the corporation. As such, it falls under corporatism, as defined in John Ralston Saul's dictionary The Doubter's Companion. Open source is all about externalising costs for development and testing, as economists would say. Browse for a book and educate yourself.