Bob Scheifler

Computer Scientist, Author

1954 –

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Who is Bob Scheifler?

Robert William Scheifler is an American computer scientist. He is most notable for leading the development of the X Window System from the project's inception in 1984 until the closure of the MIT X Consortium in 1996. He later became one of the architects of the Jini architecture at Sun Microsystems.

Bob has stated that his goal in developing the X Window System was to raise the floor in windowing systems for the entire market, and despite its early adoption primarily by commercial players with proprietary extensions, X ended up as a standard, open system. X is an important part of Linux to this day.

Scheifler holds a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Born
Jun 24, 1954
Kirkwood
Also known as
  • Robert William Scheifler
Ethnicity
  • European American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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