Who is Scott?

One of my former colleagues Nadeera forwarded this mail to me, I wonder how authentic it is?

You must have always wondered why the username / password in SQL is Scott/Tiger….

Who is this Scott? Here is the answer to your query….

So,  who is Scott?

Bruce Scott was one of the first employees at Oracle (then  Software Development Laboratories). He co-founded Gupta Technology (now known as Centura Software) in 1984 with Umang Gupta, and later became CEO and founder of  PointBase, Inc.

Bruce was co-author and co-architect of Oracle V1, V2  and V3.

The SCOTT schema (EMP and DEPT tables), with password TIGER, was  created by him. Tiger was the name of his cat.

Who is Scott?