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The History of Computing Foundation


Mission statement


  • To create a repository where the knowledge of computing, past, contemporary and future, is and will be preserved.


  • Its founding principle is to work together in as open and cooperative a manner as possible in producing a definitive history and historical archive of computing.


  • Explicit goals are to provide an accurate and balanced history with input from as many sources as possible and maximum access to the results worldwide.


The contents of this site is provided under the

OpenContent License

The Project is incorporated as a nonprofit organization:

History of Computing Foundation

To achieve this the HoCF has started a project called: The History of Computing Project.

The HoCF is not a museum or a virtual museum.

Its purpose is to gather information and present it via its web site.

All information is provided under the OpenContent License, free for all to use. We expect you however, as we do, to respect the copy rights of all persons and other legal bodies .


The HoCF closely cooperates with the Computermuseum in the Netherlands, maintains an international network of correspondents and editors, have frequent contacts with authors and publishers, and tries on a continuous basis to involve other persons who might have an interest in the foundation's activities.


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