Peter H Salus

Peter is a trained and practicing linguist (the study of the origins of language and its meanings).and a computer scientist with a background in network design, He’s also the official historian for Unix and was involved in the programming language’s creation.  

Besides an extensive academic career as a professor and dean, Peter is past Executive Director of the worldwide USENIX Association. He is current Vice-President of the Free Software Foundation which works to protect the rights of the individual within a computerized society and has worked for several high-tech startups.

Peter is the author of several books on the history of computing: ‘A Quarter Century of UNIX (1994)', 'Casting the Net', and 'The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin (2008)'.