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|Robert William Scheifler|
June 24, 1954 |
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Known for||X Window System, Jini|
Robert William Scheifler (born June 24, 1954, Kirkwood, Missouri) 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.
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