Wietse Venema speaking at a conference in 2004
|Born||1951 (age 61–62)|
|Institutions||Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Eindhoven University of Technology
|Alma mater||University of Groningen|
Wietse Zweitze Venema (born 1951) is a Dutch programmer and physicist best known for writing the Postfix email system. He also wrote TCP Wrapper and collaborated with Dan Farmer and Samuel Johnson to produce the computer security tools SATAN and The Coroner's Toolkit.
He studied physics at the University of Groningen, graduating with a PhD. He spent 12 years at Eindhoven University as a systems architect in the Mathematics and Computer Science department, and spent part of this time writing tools for Electronic Data Interchange. Since emigrating to the U.S. in 1996 he has been working for the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York State.
Awards Venema has received for his work:
- Security Summit Hall of Fame Award (July 1998)
- SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award (November 1999)
- NLUUG Award (November 2000)
- Sendmail Milter Innovation Award (November 2006)
- The 2008 Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software (March 2009)