Carsten Haitzler

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Carsten Haitzler
Carsten Haitzler at Linuxtag 2001.jpg
Born (1975-11-29) 29 November 1975 (age 39)
Occupation Software engineer

Carsten Haitzler (born 1975), known as Raster or Rasterman to the open source community, is an Australian/German (his father is German and his mother is Finnish) software engineer best known for initiating and leading the development of the Enlightenment window manager and its libraries.

Carsten Haitzler was born in Nigeria, but soon moved with his family to Germany where he lived until the age of 4. Carsten then moved to Sydney, Australia where he attended the University of New South Wales, graduating with a bachelor degree in computer science. In 1997 Carsten moved to North Carolina, U.S. to work for Red Hat in the development of the CORBA, Xlib, GTK+ libraries, then later moved to work with VA Linux Systems.

In Sydney, Carsten worked for Fluffy Spider Technologies where he refined, optimized and commercialized the basic Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) for Enlightenment 0.17. Fluffy Spider Technologies use some of EFL for their embedded Linux graphical user interface FancyPants.

After working for Morgan Stanley in Tokyo, he worked for Openmoko, decided that it "turned out to be a non-working thing for me, so I resigned". Since 2010 he worked on Samsung's Linux platform Tizen.[1]

Other software Carsten has contributed to includes Electric Eyes, GTK+ theme engines, Imlib, Imlib2 and Epplets.


  1. ^ Interview: Carsten Haitzler, Fosdem 2012.

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