The legal stuff
- This entire site falls under the Open
Content License and Creative Commons agreement, and is not in the
- Content unique to this project is copyrighted © 1985-2007 by the History
of Computing Foundation.
- The editors and contributors all have agreed that nothing of the material
found here may be used for commercial purposes, but may otherwise be used
freely except that the credits must be given to the rightful intellectual
owners under the rules as stated under the OCL.
- Were possible or needed the origin and or authors are quoted.
- In the view of the rapidly changing locations and dead links that
are so hated by all web users we have taken the liberty to copy all web pages
and material of which material has been used in this project and stored on
disk or CD. That is done because the editors found the material important
or crucial enough to run the risk of loosing the material or references.
- Many persons put in their best knowledge into this site. Please be
so polite as to give them the credits they earn when you use some of the knowledge
gathered here by putting the proper references into your paper, material,
thesis or school assignment
- The editors of this site fully acknowledges the rights of all persons from
whose work is chosen a selection, cited or where we made use of
their work in any other way. Though we did our best to track all references
and acknowledgments it may happen that in some cases we omitted the proper
or even wrong acknowledgments in the footnotes. We apologize in advance for
this and we will appreciate any corrections that you may convey to us.
- Disclaimer regarding authenticity for researchers and journalists:
We strive to produce an accurate recounting of the history
of computing and there may exist varying recountings with diffrent
points of view related to certain subjects. Also the material on this
site is a work in progress and represents the research of individual contributors
and the editors of the History of Computing Project and
does not claim to be an official history. Prior to using any
of this material under the OC or CC license or through permission
of individual copyright holders, we advise you to validate and cross check
this material. (2)
How we resolve copyright issues
- Sometimes it is impossible to determine the rightful owner of a picture
or text if you detect such an omission and know the origins please let us
know so we can take the appropriate action
- Sometimes a copyright holder does not bother to answer back to our request
for republishing, in that case we assume his or her consent and publish with
the link to the source.
- In case we cannot track down the source but encounter material on more
than three sites we assume the material to belong to the open content domain
and put the notice from the site we got the material from. When a
claim is put to us, and upon our request there is a reasonable proof of ownership,
we will change the copyright notice.
- Any claim which can be determined as genuine will result in asking formally
for permission and when that is obtained the copyright notice is changed immediately
into whatever notice the holder wants. In all cases where there is no legitimate
claim we leave the notice as is.
- In any case where the permission is explicitly not granted we remove the
material immediately, and of course start looking for replacement.
- Sometimes it happens that we have the copyright notice wrong, please mail
us if you find any omission or mistake.
There are a few rules of thumb all editors use; see
copyrights of pictures
We realize that the above outlines are not entirely legal but experience proves
that it is the most pragmatic way to deal with otherwise un-resolvable copyright
suggestions please mail the editors
Footnotes and references