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David S. H. Rosenthal

David S. H. Rosenthal is a British-American computer scientist.


Rosenthal received an MA degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, England, and a PhD from Imperial College, London. In the 1980s he worked on the Andrew Project at Carnegie Mellon University with James Gosling.[1][2] In 1985 he joined Sun Microsystems, and developed the NeWS Network extensible Window System with Gosling and co-authored a book on it.[3] He developed the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM) for the X Window System in 1988, and was issued a patent on a security system for X.[4] In 1993 he became employee #4 and chief scientist at Nvidia, and then joined Vitria Technology in 1996. In 1999 he rejoined Sun and was a distinguished engineer.[5] He became chief scientist for the LOCKSS project, first at Sun and then since 2002 at Stanford University.[6] His research concerned computer data storage long-term protection techniques.[7]

He holds 23 patents.[6]


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  4. ^ U.S. Patent 5,073,933 X window security system, filed December 1, 1989, issued December 17, 1991.
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