Robert Fabry was a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley who orchestrated funding for the development of the BSD operating system. Fabry secured grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) enabling him to create Berkeley’s Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) and formalize the development of BSD.
Eric Allman is a computer programmer who created the sendmail mail transport agent. The software allowed for the delivery of email to computers connected to the Internet and quickly became the de facto standard on Unix-like systems. Allman also created syslog which became the standard logging solution for applications running under Unix-like systems.