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Pingsta Hall of Fame Inducts 50 Extraordinary Internet Engineers


Redwood City, California- December 23, 2008 - Pingsta - a collaborative intellectual platform for the world’s Internet experts – today announced the launch of its Hall of Fame and the inaugural 2008 inductees.

The Pingsta Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and pay tribute to all the truly outstanding engineers, scientists and individuals that have helped to create and continue to sustain the Internet. “The Hall of Fame program is Pingsta’s humble way of celebrating and appreciating the exceptional individuals that have given the world the gift of the Internet”, said Peter Alfred-Adekeye, CEO and founder of Pingsta.

The inaugural 2008 inductees are:

1. Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (1915 - 1990)
2. Ivan Edward Sutherland
3. Donald Watts Davies (1924 - 2000)
4. Paul Baran
5. Leonard Kleinrock
6. Robert W. Taylor
7. Lawrence G. Roberts
8. Charley Klein
9. Jon Postel (1943 - 1998)
10. Vinton Gray Cerf
11. Robert Elliot Khan
12. Dave Walden
13. Douglas C. Engelbart
14. Dan Murphy
15. George O. Strawn
16. Doug Gale
17. John Connolly
18. Gordon Gallup
19. Eric M. Aupperle
20. Hans-Werner Braun
21. Stephen Wolff
22. Ira Richer
23. Jane Caviness
24. Karen Sandberg
25. William Yeager
26. Andy Bechtolsheim
27. Tom Rindfleisch
28. Les Earnest
29. Len Bosack
30. Sandra Lerner
31. Kirk Lougheed
32. Jeff Mogul
33. Bill Nowicki
34. Benjy Levy
35. Philip Almquist
36. Greg Satz
37. Noel Chiappa
38. Robert Metcalfe
39. David Reeves Boggs
40. Chuck Thacker
41. Butler Lampson
42. Tim Berners-Lee
43. Robert Cailliau
44. Marc Andreessen
45. Eric Bina
46. Larry Smarr
47. Paul Mockapetris
48. Bill Joy
49. Ken Thompson
50. Dennis Ritchie

The Pingsta Hall of Fame award ceremony will take place in Silicon Valley during the PingstaWorld 2009 Conference.

About Pingsta
Pingsta is a collaborative platform for the world’s Internet experts. Pingsta - whose members include inventors, fellows, professors, distinguished engineers and technical leaders from over 50 countries - facilitates intellectual collaboration amongst the experts that invented and continue to sustain the various components that make up the Internet. Through its Intellectual Commerce Ecosystem - Pingsta ICE™, Pingsta provides ISPs, Enterprises and Governments worldwide, with an unprecedented opportunity to leverage Pingsta’s coalesced intellectual capital as-a-service on a pay-per-use basis for network break-fix support, consulting and R&D.


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