Jef Poskanzer

Jeffrey A. Poskanzer
Occupation computer programmer
Known for pbmplus

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

He owns the Internet address (which is notable for receiving over one million e-mail spams a day[3]), 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.

See also


  1. "Netpbm History". Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. "Jef Poskanzer's Web Page". Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  3. "Mail Filtering - Introduction". Retrieved 2016-09-16.

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