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History Websites

Sites about the history of software and/or of the software industry.
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System R History

Includes oral history transcripts about System R and SQL. From 1995.
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The History of Software Patents

A history of how software went from unpatentable to patentable.
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History of Computing: Software Index

Taxonomy of many kinds of software, with historical perspective.
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PostgreSQL History Document

Capsule history of POSTGRES-related database management systems.
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Software Memories

Historical articles about the enterprise software industry, its companies, and its pioneers.
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Tincat Group, Inc.— MultiValue Family Tree

Family tree "poster" and timeline for multivalue (PICK and U2) database management product lines.
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Beer and Nappies -- A Data Mining Urban Legend

Article debunking the beer-and-diapers data mining urban legend.
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Powersoft History

Capsule history of PowerBuilder, with a scan of a product advertisement.
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Outliners & Programming

Dave Winer on the history of some early personal computer software products.
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The Seven Ages of Information Retrieval

Essay on the history of information retrieval and search technologies, written before the World Wide Web took off.
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Borud

History of search engine vendor FAST Search & Transfer, and of a predecessor company founded by an early technical employee.
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PowerBuilder History

Idiosyncratic history of PowerBuilder and other client/server development tools.
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Teradata History

Official summary company history of Teradata.
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Xconomy: The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of

Article about the history of Erwise, a Finnish project that anticipated the Mosaic browser.
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Lannigan.org

Site with history of several software companies (InSystems, Powersoft, Covalent).
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Enterprise Software History

Capsule histories of application software companies in sectors such as ERP, MRP, and CRM. Wiki format.
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Astonishments in the history of version control

Blog post with historical highlights in software version control.
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Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

History of various IT companies, especially enterprise software vendors. Affiliated with the Computer History Museum.
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The Rise and Fall of CORBA

Critical history of the CORBA standard for object request brokers.
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