Berny Goodheart

Computer Scientist, Author


Who is Berny Goodheart?

Berny Goodheart is a computer scientist and author. He is best known for his books about the Unix operating system. He has also worked extensively with the Unix kernel, particularly porting it to new hardware platforms.

He started working with Unix in 1977. He emigrated to Australia in 1987 and initially worked for NEC before moving to Tandem Computers, which became part of Compaq and is now part of Hewlett-Packard. He returned to Britain in 1996. His most notable achievement upon his return was at Sun Microsystems, where he was Project Manager and Chief Technical Architect for Project Janus, an in-kernel Linux binary emulation and compatibility layer for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris. He currently works developing filesystems for Ultra Density Optical disks on Linux-based servers.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in the discipline of Computer Science by Associate Professor John Lions, University of New South Wales, Australia, for his work The Magic Garden Explained, The Internals of Unix System V Release 4 which among other things outlines the history of Unix and its Australian connection.

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on July 23, 2013


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