Years ago when you’d go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be.
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|Birth:||6th August, 1943|
|Death:||16th October, 1998|
Jonathan Bruce Postel was born in Altadena, California, USA. He was an American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly with respect to standards. He earned a BS degree in Computer Science in 1966 and an MS degree in Computer Science in 1968 both from the University of California at Los Angeles. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974. In March 1977, he joined the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor. He is known principally for being the Editor of the Request for Comment document series, for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, and for administering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority until his death. The Internet Society's Postel Award is named in his honor, as is the Postel Center at Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California.
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