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A computer scientist dedicated to Open source software; in a 2000 study, he was cited as one of the leading contributors to Open Source software. His contributions to Open source include: Organizer of the Independent JPEG Group (IJG); Member of the core steering committee of PostgreSQL; Co-author of the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Specification; and Member of the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) advisory committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, 1978 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, 1990 where he occasionally lectures as well as other places. He’s a member of the core PostgreSQL development team and is involved in all aspects of PostgreSQL, including new features, performance improvements, and bug evaluation and fixes. IJG is an informal group that writes and distributes a widely used free library for JPEG image compression. The IJG is arguably one of the important early open source groups and a major reason why the JPEG image format is a standard. The IJG develops and maintains libjpeg, a library written entirely in C which contains a widely-used implementation of a JPEG decoder, JPEG encoder and other JPEG utilities. He and Thomas Boutell, with contributions by many others wrote the original specification for the Portable Network Graphics (PNG), version 1.0. He is a Contributing Editor for PNG Specification, Version 1.1. He is also a member of the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) advisory committee. Works he has authored include: Thomas G. Lane, JPEG FAQ, Thomas G. Lane, PostgreSQL Concurrency Issues, Thomas G. Lane, User interface software structures, and Thomas G. Lane, Studying Software Architecture Through Design Spaces and Rules
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    Organizer of the Independent JPEG Group (IJG); one of the important early open source groups and a major reason why the JPEG image format is a standard
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