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 +Mike Accetta: Responsible for symbolic links, key (later to become
 +man —k) and /dev/pty.
 +
 +Rick Adams: Major force behind UUNET. Wrote SLIP.
 +
 +Alfred Aho: The A in awk and author of egrep and dbm library.
 +
 +Eric Allman: Wrote sendmail, trek, tset and —me macros.
 +Major contributor to Ingres.
 +
 +Ken Arnold: Wrote curses, fortune, and lots of other games.
 +
 +Ozalp Babaoglu: Co—responsible with Bill Joy for virtual memory in
 +Berkeley UNIX.
 +
 +W. O. Baker: Rejected request for DEC-10 by Thompson, Ritchie
 +and Ossanna, leading to development of a much
 +smaller operating system on a much smaller
 +machine.
 +
 +Andreas Bechtolsheim:​ Developed initial design for SUN board.
 +
 +Steve Bellovin: Wrote first implementation of Usenet.
 +
 +Walt Bilofsky: Wrote Rand editor.
 +
 +Biff: Heidi’s dog.
 +
 +Irma Biren: Mailed out all the Sixth Edition UNIX tapes.
 +Bruce Borden: Worked on MH and Rand editor.
 +
 +Steve ("​srb"​) Bourne: Created the Bourne Shell. Wrote adb.
 +
 +Steve Bunch: Co-wrote first Arpanet (N CP) code for UNIX.
 +
 +Brent Byer: Added split I/D-space to support PDP—11/​45.
 +
 +Ron Cain: Wrote Small C, first public-domain C compiler.
 +
 +Rudd Canaday: Co-designer of UNIX file system with Dennis and
 +Ken. Created PWB group.
 +
 +Lorinda Cherry: Writer of the Writer’s Workbench (diction, style,
 +etc.), be, and dc. Wrote eqn with bwk.
 +
 +Greg Chesson: Past drummer for Woody Herman Band, developer
 +of mpx files (forerunner to select () ), original uucp
 +packet driver, Datakit, line disciplines and adaptive
 +control in dh driver.
 +
 +Douglas Comer: Wrote Xinu. Responsible for first UNIX X.25 implementation with Paul McNabb and System V cron
 +with Bob Brown and Keith Williamson.
 +
 +Dave Crocker: Wrote MMDF, MS.
 +
 +Bill Croft: Wrote first UNIX intemetworking implementation
 +(using PDP-11s).
 +
 +Ted Dolotta: Responsible for —m macros. First director of USG.
 +
 +Robert Elz: Wrote BSD quotas and autoconfiguration.
 +
 +Robert Fabry: Original faculty advisor to Berkeley CSRG who got
 +DARPA funding for project.
 +
 +Stu (”sif"​) Feldman: Author of make, f77 and efl. Has nice wine cellar.
 +
 +Mel Ferentz: Hosted first UNIX user group meeting. Founded
 +UNIX News (a.k.a. ,​‘login:​).
 +
 +David Fiedler: Founded or edited more UNIX and C magazines
 +and newsletters than anyone else, including The
 +UNIX Software List, The C List, Unique, UNIX
 +Review, The C Journal, and The C Users Journal.
 +
 +John Foderero: Wrote Franz Lisp.
 +
 +Herb Gellis: Wrote xargs.
 +
 +Jim Gettys: Co-responsible for X Window System.
 +
 +George Goble: Did first influential UNIX port to an asymmetric
 +multiprocessor (two VAX—l l/780s).
 +
 +James Gosling: Wrote UNIX emacs. Co-authored NeWS with
 +David Rosenthal.
 +
 +Gary Grossman: Co—wrote first Arpanet (NCP) code for UNIX.
 +
 +Rob Gurwitz: Wrote BBN’s TCP/IP implementation which later
 +became part of Berkeley distribution.
 +
 +Doug Gwyn: Wrote BRL’s System V emulation for BSD.
 +
 +Teus Hagen: Established first uucp connections between US.
 +(decvax), Europe (mcvax) and many other countries.
 +
 +Dick Haight: Wrote find, cpio, expr. Added named variables to
 +shell. Major contributor to PWB.
 +
 +Chuck Haley: Wrote tar. Co—implementor of early versions of ex
 +and Pascal shell with Bill Joy.
 +
 +Dennis Hall: Co-implemented first Virtual Operating System
 +while at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Founded
 +Software Tools User Group.
 +
 +Robert Henry: Wrote error.
 +
 +Steve Holmgren: Co-wrote first Arpanet (N CP) code for UNIX.
 +
 +Peter Honeyman: The Honey in Honey DanBer uucp. Wrote
 +pathalias.
 +
 +Mark Horton: Wrote curses, terminfo and did substantial work
 +on uucp mapping project and Usenet. g
 +
 +Stephen ("​scj"​) Johnson: Wrote yacc, pcc (Portable C Compiler), lint and
 +early versions of spell. Assisted Dennis in one of
 +first ports of UNIX (to Interdata 8/32).
 +
 +Bill (”wnj"​) Joy: Wrote much of original Berkeley release including
 +virtual memory support, networking, Pascal, vi,
 +ash and termcap. Co—founder of Sun Microsystems. Designed NFS. Received 1986 ACM Grace
 +Murray Hopper Award for work on Berkeley
 +UNIX.
 +
 +David Kashtan: Wrote Eunice.
 +
 +Howard Katseff: Wrote sdb and last.
 +
 +Lou Katz: First president of USENIX.
 +
 +Brian (”bwk"​) Kemighan: The K in K&R and awk. Co—authored The C Programming Language which set style for how most
 +people write C. Wrote ratfor, ditroff, eqn and
 +pic. Shared co-responsibility for Version 7.
 +
 +Andrew Koenig: Wrote varargs (a.k.a. stdargs).
 +
 +David Korn: Wrote ksh.
 +
 +Ted Kowalski: Responsible for modern fsck. '
 +
 +Bob Kridle: Founded Mt. Xinu.
 +
 +Jim Kulp: Developed original version of job control and csh
 +directory stacks.
 +
 +Peter Langston: Responsible for early USENIX g0 tournaments.
 +His friends Eedie and Eddie can often be reached
 +at (201) 644-2332.
 +
 +Sam Leffler: Wrote tip with Bill Shannon. Major force behind
 +4.2BSD and Berkeley TCP.
 +
 +Mike Lesk: Wrote lex, tbl, refer, —ms macros, uucp and
 +portable C library, precursor to stdio.
 +
 +Don Libes: Co—author of Life With UNIX. Little else of note.
 +
 +John Lions: Wrote first book describing and documenting the
 +UNIX system. Often misspelled as "​Lyons."​
 +
 +Torn London: Co—responsible for 32V, first VAX version of UNIX.
 +
 +Brian Lucas: Co-creator of first distributed UNIX file system (4
 +PDP—11s served by a PDP—10).
 +
 +Heinz Lycklama: Wrote MERT with Doug Bayer. Wrote LSX, first
 +UNIX for a microprocessor (LSI-11). Responsible
 +for much early work on UNIX standards including
 +first (/​usr/​group) UNIX standard.
 +
 +Tom Lyon: Did one of first UNIX ports (to VM/370).
 +
 +Joe Maranzano: Responsible for USG.
 +
 +Bob Marsh: Founder and first president of /usr/group. Founded
 +Onyx, first vendor of non—PDP UNIX systems and
 +microprocessor-based UNIX systems.
 +
 +John Mashey: Wrote Mashey shell, which later merged into
 +Bourne shell. Major contributor to PWB.
 +
 +Doug McIlroy: Suggested idea of pipes. Wrote tmg. Wrote diff
 +and spell. Research in speech processing on
 +UNIX led to grep.
 +
 +Kirk McKusick: Wrote Berkeley Fast File System and portable
 +directory access routines. Prime force behind
 +4.3BSD. Wrote gprof (with Peter Kessler).
 +
 +Lee McMahon: Wrote sed.
 +
 +Al McPherson: Wrote fsdb.
 +
 +Richard Miller: Did one of first UNIX ports (to Interdata 7/32).
 +
 +Robert Morris: Wrote dc and be with Lorinda Cherry.
 +
 +Bill Munson: Responsible for Ultrix.
 +
 +Mike Muus: Responsible for JHU/BRL UNIX.
 +
 +Alan Nemeth: Responsible for BBN’s C machine, first microcoded
 +implementation of UNIX.
 +
 +Landon Noll: Founder and judge (with Larry Bassel) of International Obfuscated C Code Contest.
 +
 +Dan Nowitz: The Dan in Honey DanBer. Substantial contribu—
 +tions to original uucp.
 +
 +Joseph Ossanna: Responsible for troff.
 +
 +Rob Pike: Co—developer of Blit bitmapped terminal.
 +
 +P. J. Plauger: Wrote first commercial C compiler. Started White—
 +smiths, Ltd. Responsible for Idris.
 +
 +Dave Presotto: Wrote vgrind with Bill Joy.
 +
 +Rick Rashid: Responsible for Mach. Designed CMU interpro—
 +cess communication.
 +
 +Brian ("​ber"​) Redman: The Ber of Honey DanBer.
 +
 +Bill Reeves: Wrote vcat with Tom Duff and Mike Tilson.
 +
 +John Reiser: Co—responsible for 32V, first VAX version of UNIX. '
 +
 +Dennis ("​dmr"​) Ritchie: While he often denies doing as much as Thompson,
 +he is undoubtedly half the reason for UNIX. Largely responsible for C language. For work on UNIX with Thompson, received many prestigious awards
 +including 1982 IEEE Emmanuel Piore award and
 +1983 ACM Turing Award.
 +
 +Marc Rochkind: Wrote SCCS, and his. Major contributor to PWB.
 +
 +Rob Rosenthal: Co-creator of first distributed UNIX file system.
 +
 +Steve Schaefer: Responsible for CPATH, LPATH, and MPATH.
 +
 +Deborah Scherrer: Co-implemented first Virtual Operating System
 +while at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Founded
 +Software Tools User Group.
 +
 +Eric Schienbrood:​ Wrote more.
 +
 +Eric Schmidt: Wrote BerkNet.
 +
 +Jeff Schriebman: Founded Unisoft.
 +
 +John Seamons: Did first port of UNIX to SUN board.
 +
 +Donn Seeley: Did substantial work on f77, Ritchie compiler and
 +pcc.
 +
 +Bill Shannon: Implemented first overlayed kernel for the PDP-11
 +with Bill Jolitz. Wrote early version of BSD printer spooler.
 +
 +Dick Shapazian: Responsible for designing early UNIX licensing
 +structure.
 +
 +Kurt Shoens: Wrote Berkeley Mail (a.k.a. mailx), fmt.
 +
 +Richard ("​rms"​) Stallman: Responsible for emacs, GNU and Free Software
 +Foundation.
 +
 +Armando ("​aps"​) Stettner: Spent several years getting DEC to acknowledge
 +the existence of UNIX.
 +
 +Bjarne Stroustrup: Wrote C++.
 +
 +Joe Sventek: Co-implemented first Virtual Operating System
 +while at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Founded
 +Software Tools User Group.
 +
 +Rebecca Thomas: Co—authored first commercial book about UNIX
 +with Jean Yates.
 +
 +Ken ("​ken"​) Thompson: The person to blame for inventing UNIX. For work
 +on UNIX with Dennis, received many prestigious
 +awards including the 1982 IEEE Emmanuel Piore
 +award and the 1983 ACM Turing Award.
 +
 +Walter Tichy: Wrote RCS.
 +
 +David Tilbrook: Founded HCR.
 +
 +Michael Toy: Author of two great games, rogue and
 +/​etc/​shutdown.
 +
 +Michael Ubell: Wrote first history prototype, later adapted into csh.
 +
 +Larry Wall: Author of rn, patch, and perl.
 +
 +Larry Wehr: Responsible for modern named pipes.
 +
 +Peter Weinberger: The W in awk. Wrote 1comp.
 +
 +Peter Weiner: Obtained first commercial UNIX license for Rand
 +Corp. Founded Interactive Systems Corp.
 +
 +Lauren Weinstein: Responsible for Stargate.
 +
 +David Willcox: Wrote indent.
 +
 +Chris Van Wyk: Wrote ideal.
 +
 +Dave Yost: Made substantial contributions to Rand editor and
 +MH.
 +
 +Walter Zintz: Created Uni—Ops user group.
 +
 +Steve Zucker: Created early version of named pipes.
 +
  
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