Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

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Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)
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Web address foldoc.org
Commercial? No
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Registration None
Available in English
Owner Denis Howe
Created by Denis Howe, many contributors
Launched 1985
Revenue Yes
Alexa rank
negative increase 563,655 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) is an online, searchable, encyclopedic dictionary of computing subjects.[2][3] 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.[4]

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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