Jim is now working on the One Laptop Per Child project which uses open source systems for education on very inexpensive computers. He was previously at HP’s Cambridge Research Lab working on the X Window System with Keith Packard, both on desktops and on embedded systems such as the HP iPAQ, where he helped start the handhelds.org project from which all Linux handheld and cellphone development stems, and has also contributed to freedesktop.org efforts.
Jim worked at W3C on loan from Compaq Computer Corporation’s Industry Standards and Consortia group from 1995-1999. Jim is the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification (now an IETF Draft Standard). Jim Gettys joined W3C in 1995 on secondment from Digital (now part of HP).
Jim is one of the principle authors of the X Window System, edited the HTTP/1.1 specification for the IETF, and and one of the authors of AF, a network transparent audio server system, Jim’s interests and experience span large scale systems design, implementation and management, collaborative systems, teleconferencing and most areas of Web technology. He is interested in mobile desktop and handheld distributed computing.