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Keith Bostic (born July 26, 1959) is a computer programmer from the United States.
In 1986, Bostic joined the Computer Systems Research
Group (CSRG) at the University of
California, Berkeley. He was one of the principal architects of
the Berkeley 4.4BSD and 4.4BSD-Lite releases.
Among many other tasks, he led the effort at CSRG to create a free software
version of BSD UNIX, which helped allow the creation
of FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.
Bostic was also one of the founders of Berkeley
Software Design Inc. (BSDi),
which produced BSD/OS, a
commercial version of BSD.
He and wife Margo
Seltzer founded Sleepycat Software in 1996 to
develop and support Berkeley DB, an open source database. In
February 2006, the company was acquired by Oracle
Corporation, where Bostic worked until February 2008.
Bostic is the author of nvi, a re-implementation of the classic text editor vi.