Bob Scheifler

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Robert William Scheifler
Born (1954-06-24) June 24, 1954 (age 68)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Known forX Window System, Jini
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science

Robert William Scheifler (born June 24, 1954) is an American computer scientist. He was born in Kirkwood, Missouri. 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.[1] He later became one of the architects of the Jini architecture at Sun Microsystems.[2]

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


  1. ^ Robert W. Scheifler and James Gettys: X Window System: Core and extension protocols: X version 11, releases 6 and 6.1, Digital Press, 1996. ISBN 1-55558-148-X.
  2. ^ Bill Venners, Jini Security: A Conversation with Bob Scheifler, Part I, Artima, July 8, 2002].

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