Dale Dougherty (1955-) is one of the co-founders (with Tim O'Reilly) of O'Reilly Media. While not at the company in its earliest stages as a technical documentation consulting company, Dale was instrumental in the development of O'Reilly's publishing business. He is the author of the O'Reilly book sed & awk. 
Dougherty was the founder, in 1993, and publisher of the Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first web portal and the first site on the internet to be supported by advertising. In 1995, AOL purchased GNN from O'Reilly & Associates. Part of the transaction included an investment by AOL of $3 million for 20 percent of O'Reilly's Songline Studios, which Dougherty ran. The organization published the Web Review and the Music Critic sites on the Internet.
Dougherty currently is the CEO of Maker Media, a spin-off from O'Reilly Media. The company publishes Make magazine, has an ecommerce site (Makershed), and conducts Maker Faires worldwide. He is widely considered the Father of the Maker Movement.
- Louis Trager (November 8, 1996). "AOL plans to absorb GNN". San Francisco Chronicle.
- TJ McCue (January 24, 2013). "More Than A Startup: MAKE Division Spins Out From O'Reilly Media as Separate Company". Forbes.
- Betsy Corcoran (27 May 2017). "Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker Movement Talks About Breaking Rules, Erasers & Building a Learning Culture".
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