Julian Seward

Summary

Julian Seward is a British compiler writer and Free Software contributor who lives in Stuttgart.[1] He is commonly known for creating the bzip2 compression tool in 1996, as well as the valgrind memory debugging toolset founded in 2000. In 2006, he won a second O'Reilly Open Source Award for his work on Valgrind.

Julian Seward
Julian Seward, 2011-09-15.jpg
Known forbzip2, valgrind

Julian currently works at Mozilla.[2]

ContributionsEdit

  • bzip2 (1996), a data compressor
  • cacheprof (1999), a tool for locating the sources of D-cache misses
  • Valgrind, a memory debugger

AwardsEdit

  • July 2006 Julian Seward won a Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award for "Best Toolmaker" for his work on Valgrind

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Julian Seward". UK Companies House. Archived from the original on 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ Rob Sayre's Blog

External linksEdit

  • Interview with Valgrind Author Julian Seward on techrepublic.com, January 2004.
  • Interview with Valgrind Author Julian Seward on kde.org, February 2006.