eXperimental Computing Facility
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Founded in 1986, the eXperimental Computing Facility (XCF) is an undergraduate computing-interest organization at University of California, Berkeley. The "Experimental" description was given in contrast to the Open Computing Facility and the Computer Science Undergraduate Association, which support most of the general-interest computing desires of the campus. As such, the XCF stands as a focus for a small group of computer-scientists uniquely interested in computer science.
Members of the organization have been involved in projects such as NNTP, GTK+, GIMP, Gnutella, and Viola. Members of the XCF were instrumental in defending against the Morris Internet worm.
- "Home | CSUA". Computer Science Undergraduate Association. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
- Frauenheim, Ed (December 4, 2000). "Free Photoshop for the people". Salon. Article on the history of the Experimental Computing Facility and its role in creating free software.
- "eXperimental Computer Facility's proud present and impressive past". Engineering News. February 10, 2003. Archived from the original on April 22, 2003. External link in
- "Frobozz Magic Programming Language". Free On-line Dictionary of Computing. June 2, 1992. FOLDOC entry about FMPL, a programming language Blow created while at the XCF.
- Official website
- "Student Organization Website".