- William Nelson Joy (born November 8, 1954), commonly known as Bill Joy, is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andy Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. He is widely known for having written the essay “Why the Future Doesn't Need Us", where he expresses deep concerns over the development of modern technologies. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a graduate student at Berkeley, and he is the original author of the vi text editor.
- (Gosling et al., 1996) ⇒ James Gosling, Bill Joy, and Guy L. Steele. (1996). “The Java Language Specification, 1st Edition" In: Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc.. ISBN: 0201634511.