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Guide to the Chuck Moore, John Rible, Dean Sanderson and Greg Bailey collection on Forth
X6902.2014  
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Description
The Chuck Moore, John Rible, Dean Sanderson and Greg Bailey collection on Forth, ranging in date from 1970 to 2002, contains materials generated by and for the Forth community. Types of materials in the collection include conference proceedings, journals, manuals, reference books, periodicals, program listings, microfiche, and a small amount of software. The collection can be roughly split into three main parts, with about a third of the collection made up of conference proceedings, another third comprised of journals and newsletters, and the final third holding books and reference manuals.
Background
Forth is a programming language designed by Charles "Chuck" Moore for use in embedded and real-time applications. Forth is unique because its development and proliferation was a grass-roots effort, rather than one supported by universities or corporations. Chuck Moore created the language in 1971 and cofounded FORTH, Inc. in 1973. In 1983, Moore founded Novix, Inc., where he developed the NC4000 processor, which was designed to run Forth. The chip design was later purchased by Harris Semiconductor Corporation and marketed as the RTX2000. In 2009, Moore cofounded and became CTO of GreenArrays, Inc. Dean Sanderson, Greg Bailey, and John Rible are colleagues of Moore's at GreenArrays and have also worked with him informally on a variety of computer projects since the 1970s. Additionally, Sanderson is very involved in the Forth community and was the principal architect of microFORTH. Moore, Sanderson, Bailey, and Rible all helped to compile these materials about Forth over the years since its development, and the collection was stored at the GreenArrays office until its donation to the Computer History Museum in 2013.
Extent
10.0 Linear feet, 8 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research. However, the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing.