Jef Poskanzer

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Jeffrey A. Poskanzer
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Occupationcomputer programmer
Known forpbmplus

Jeffrey A. Poskanzer is a computer programmer. He was the first[citation needed] person to post a weekly FAQ to Usenet.[1] He developed the portable pixmap file format and pbmplus (the precursor to the Netpbm package) to manipulate it.[2] He has also worked on the team that ported A/UX.[3] He has shared in two USENIX Lifetime Achievement Awards – in 1993 for Berkeley Unix, and in 1996 for the Software Tools Project.[citation needed]

He owns the Internet address (which is notable for receiving over one million e-mail spams a day[4]), which is the home page for ACME Laboratories. It hosts a number of open source software projects; major projects maintained include both pbmplus and thttpd, an open source web server.


  1. ^ Jef Poskanzer (Oct 31, 1989). "Frequently asked questions - weekly automated posting". Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Netpbm History". Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jef Poskanzer's Web Page". Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mail Filtering - Introduction". Retrieved 2016-09-16.

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