Eric Allman

Eric AllmanEric Allman is an American computer programmer. He was born in California. He always wanted to work in the computing field. He attended UC Berkeley and completed his B.S and M.S degrees in 1977 and 1988 respectively. He created delivermail for the ARPAnet and sendmail while working on a project at the University of California. Sendmail being the first electronic mail transfer agent for the internet became popular. It was compatible with most Internet mail servers. He is also the founder of Sendmail, Inc. Company. He is also associated with ACM as its member. He was awarded the Telluride Tec Festival Award of Technology.
Image Courtesy
Born: September 2, 1955, El Cerrito, California, United States
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Nationality: American
Spouse: Marshall Kirk McKusick (m. 2013)
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Known for: Sendmail
Movies: The Code

I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.

This is like the telephone problem - no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem.

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.

Subscribe to RSS - Eric Allman