John Graham-Cumming is a British programmer and writer best known for having originated a successful petition to the British Government asking for an apology for its persecution of [1 ] Alan Turing. [2 ]
Graham-Cumming is the original writer of
POPFile, an open-source, cross-platform e-mail filtering program. He is the author of [3 ] The Geek Atlas, a travel book, and [4 ] GNU Make Unleashed, a how-to technical manual for the GNU make program. [5 ]
In October 2010, he started an organization whose aim is to build
Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine [6 ] [7 ] [8 ] known as Plan 28 [9 ] and has also campaigned for [10 ] open-source software in science. In 2014 he launched his microblog [11 ] MovieCode site, the intention of which is to connect film screenshots to specific extracts of source code. [12 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "John Graham-Cumming". The Guardian . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ "Petition seeks apology for Enigma code-breaker Turing - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. 2009-09-01 . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ Schechter, Bruce (8 March 2003). "Spambusters". NewScientist . Retrieved 3 November 2013.
^ John Graham-Cumming (2009). The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, Inc. ISBN 0-596-52320-3.
^ Graham-Cumming, John (2008). GNU Make Unleashed.
^ Fildes, Jonathan (2010-10-14). "BBC News - Campaign builds to construct Babbage Analytical Engine". Bbc.co.uk . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ Graham, Duncan. "A £400,000 PC downgrade: Rebooting Babbage’s Analytical Engine (Wired UK)". Wired.co.uk . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ "The Greatest Machine That Never Was: John Graham-Cumming at TEDxImperialCollege". YouTube. 2012-04-26 . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ "John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was | Video on". Ted.com . Retrieved 2013-10-03.
^ "Plan 28: Building Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine" . Retrieved 2012-07-24.
^ Ince, D. C.; Hatton, L.; Graham-Cumming, J. (2012). "The case for open computer programs". Nature 482 (7386): 485–488. doi: 10.1038/nature10836. PMID 22358837.
^ Johnson, Phil (8 January 2014). "The sources of all that code you see in TV and movies". ITworld . Retrieved 13 January 2014.
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