- Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) URL foldoc.org Commercial? No Type of site Internet encyclopedia project Registration None Available language(s) English Owner Denis Howe Created by Denis Howe, many contributors Launched 1985 Alexa rank 669,366 (November 2011[update]) Revenue No Current status Active
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) is an online, searchable, encyclopedic dictionary of computing subjects. It was founded in 1985 by Denis Howe and is hosted by Imperial College London. Howe has served as the editor-in-chief since the dictionary's inception, with visitors to the website able to make suggestions for additions or corrections to articles.
The dictionary incorporates the text of other free resources, such as the Jargon File, as well as covering many other computing-related topics. Due to its availability under the GNU Free Documentation License, a copyleft license, it has in turn been incorporated in whole or part into other free content projects, such as Wikipedia.
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- ^ About FOLDOC
- ^ World of Computing – Computing – Imperial College London
- ^ Hodgkin, Adam. "How Web-Based Reference Books Are Evolving Beyond the Dictionary". http://www.yourdictionary.com/about/news033.html. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
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