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Lynne Greer Jolitz (born June 30, 1961) is a figure in free software and founded many startups in Silicon Valley with her husband William.

Lynne Greer Jolitz
Born (1961-06-30) June 30, 1961 (age 58)
Notable work
developing the 386BSD operating system
Spouse(s)William Jolitz

Lynne Jolitz is probably most famous for her work in pioneering open source operating systems with 386BSD with her husband.[1] She has founded startup companies that involve workstations to companies in Internet multimedia.

Lynne is also a noted author and authority on operating systems and networking issues. Lynne is an internet news media commentator discussing events in the computer industry and wrote frequently for BYTE.

She also holds patents in internet technologies and semiconductor memory innovations, and writes technical papers and articles.

She is currently an adviser to CoolClip network, an internet startup that uses the server-based video production engine that Lynne originally designed and tested at the University of California, Berkeley.[2]

Lynne has appeared on the Oracle E-Business Network and was presented with their Geek of the Week award for her years of work in high-speed networking and operating systems design. Lynne also has appeared on Dvorak’s RealComputing discussing the impact of Internet broadband.

She received an alumni award from the Physics Department at Berkeley for her work in alumni outreach with the department. She also is active in women’s entrepreneur and technology networking groups and mentoring girls in science and technology.

She and her husband reside in Los Gatos, California with their children Rebecca, Benjamin and Sarah.[3]


  1. ^ Chalmers, Rachael (2000-05-17). "The unknown hackers". Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  2. ^ "GrokCode's Interview with Lynne Jolitz". Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  3. ^ "Lynne Jolitz (official site)". Retrieved 2009-04-05.

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