Karl Lehenbauer (born April 5, 1958) was the founder of NeoSoft in the early 1990s, which was the first Internet Service Provider in the southern United States as well as the first to offer cable modem service in Houston, Texas, among other technological milestones. NeoSoft was later sold to Internet America in 1998. Lehenbauer also wrote the Internet (socket) capabilities of the Tcl programming language.
Lehenbauer has been contributing to the development of Internet software and protocols since 1986. Lehenbauer is the co-creator of the TclX Tcl extension, much of which has now been incorporated into Tcl. Lehenbauer now serves as the CTO of Superconnect, an enterprise cable/telecom monitoring software company and also as CTO of FlightAware, an aviation data and flight tracking company.
Recent software projects
Lehenbauer founded or is a major contributor to the following Internet software projects:
- Apache Rivet (Modern fork of NeoWebScript)
- pgtcl (Tcl interface to PostgreSQL)
- ldaptcl (Tcl interface to LDAP)
- NeoWebScript (Apache module for Tcl scripting in web pages)
- Wired News - Internet Heading To Light Speed (8/2004)
- Houston Chronicle - It's a cybermess for online service (2/1997)
- Houston Chronicle - Web lures faithful away from bulletin boards (9/1996)
- Houston Chronicle - 'Net access by cable gets local debut (5/1996)