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Keith Packard

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Keith Packard (born April 16, 1963) is a software developer, best known for his work on the X Window System. [1]

42 relations: Bachelor of Arts, Cairo (graphics), Cambridge, Massachusetts, Compaq, Debian, Direct Rendering Infrastructure, Fontconfig, Fork (software development), Hewlett-Packard, HP Labs, Intel, Linux kernel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mathematics, Network Computing Devices, Nickle (programming language), O'Reilly Media, O'Reilly Open Source Award, Oregon, Portland, Oregon, Programmer, RandR, Reed College, Reference implementation, Software developer, Standardization, SUSE Linux, Tektronix, Unix, USB, Valve Corporation, Wilsonville, Oregon, Workstation, X Rendering Extension, X terminal, X Window System, X.Org Foundation, X.Org Server, XDM (display manager), XFixes, XFree86, Xft.

Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

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Cairo (graphics)

Cairo (stylized as cairo) is an open source programming library that provides a vector graphics-based, device-independent API for software developers.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

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Compaq

Compaq (a portmanteau of Compatibility And Quality; occasionally referred to as CQ prior to its final logo) was a company founded in 1982 that developed, sold, and supported computers and related products and services.

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Debian

Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.

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Direct Rendering Infrastructure

The Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI) is a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe, efficient way.

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Fontconfig

Fontconfig (or fontconfig) is a free software program library designed to provide configuration, enumeration and substitution of fonts to other programs.

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Fork (software development)

In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct and separate piece of software.

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Hewlett-Packard

The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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HP Labs

HP Labs is the exploratory and advanced research group for HP Inc. HP headquarters is in Palo Alto, California and has research and development facilities in Bristol, UK.

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Intel

Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.

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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is an open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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Mathematics

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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Network Computing Devices

Network Computing Devices (NCD) was a company founded in 1987 to produce a new class of products now known as a "thin client".

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Nickle (programming language)

Nickle is a numeric oriented programming language by Keith Packard and Bart Massey.

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O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics.

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O'Reilly Open Source Award

The O'Reilly Open Source Award is presented to individuals for dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source.

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Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.

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Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

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Programmer

A programmer, developer, dev, coder, or software engineer is a person who creates computer software.

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RandR

RandR ("resize and rotate") is a communications protocol written as an extension to the X11 protocol.

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Reed College

Reed College is an independent liberal arts college in southeast Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.

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Reference implementation

In the software development process, a reference implementation (or, less frequently, sample implementation or model implementation) is the standard from which all other implementations and corresponding customizations are derived.

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Software developer

A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software.

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Standardization

Standardization or standardisation is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments Standardization can help to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality.

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SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux is a computer operating system.

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Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc., historically widely known as "Tek", is an American company best known for manufacturing test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment.

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Unix

Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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USB

USB (abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that was developed to define cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between personal computers and their peripheral devices.

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Valve Corporation

Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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Wilsonville, Oregon

Wilsonville is a city primarily in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States.

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Workstation

A workstation is a special computer designed for technical or scientific applications.

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X Rendering Extension

The X Rendering Extension (Render or XRender) is an extension to the X11 core protocol to implement image compositing in the X server, to allow an efficient display of transparent images.

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X terminal

In computing, an X terminal is a display/input terminal for X Window System client applications.

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X Window System

The X Window System (X11, or shortened to simply X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like computer operating systems.

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X.Org Foundation

The X.Org Foundation is a non-profit corporation chartered to research, develop, support, organize, administrate, standardize, promote, and defend a free and open accelerated graphics stack.

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X.Org Server

X.Org Server is the free and open source implementation of the display server for the X Window System stewarded by the X.Org Foundation.

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XDM (display manager)

XDM (in full, the X Display Manager) is the default display manager for the X Window System.

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XFixes

In computing, XFixes is an X Window System extension which makes useful additions to the X11 protocol.

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XFree86

XFree86 was an implementation of the X Window System.

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Xft

Xft, the X FreeType interface library, is a free computer program library written by Keith Packard.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard

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