Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module, and he can be blamed for the ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which has now, at least conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Prior to joining Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer in 2002, he was at a string of companies including Linuxcare, IBM, and Bell Canada working on internet technologies.
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