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  • Linus Torvalds
    Linus Benedict Torvalds (1969-) is a Finnish software engineer who is the creator, and for a long time, principal developer of the Linux kernel , which became the kernel for operating systems such as t...
  • Pål Spilling (1934 - 2018)
    Paal Spilling was a Norwegian Internet pioneer. He was instrumental in getting Norway connected to the ARPANET in 1973 as the first country outside the US, and was a central participant in the develo...
  • Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)
    Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, designer and inventor, best-known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs was b...
  • Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE
    Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955),[1] also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a ...
  • Vint Cerf
    Internet pioneer, widely regarded as a "Father of the Internet". Vinton Gray Cerf ForMemRS, (born June 23, 1943) is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Inter...

This project traces the genealogy of some people who have contributed greatly to the creation of the Internet.

A good source for candidates might be the Internet Hall of Fame.