Bill Joy

Bill Joy. BSD, vi, Java, Sun Microsystems, venture capitalist.

Bill Joy, 2019.

Bill Joy is a computer scientist and venture capitalist best known for creating the Berkeley version of the UNIX operating system, known as BSD, while a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the creator of the vi text editor and C-shell for Unix systems. In addition, Joy provided the inspiration for the Java programming language and the Jini distributed computing framework while he was CTO of computer maker Sun Microsystems.