COBOL acknowledgement

Brian Tiffin

Below is a copy of the long standing acknowledgment request that appears in
all versions of the CODASYL COBOL Journal of Development and ANSI/ISO
COBOL standards.

The request:

    Any organization interested in reproducing the COBOL standard and
    specifications in whole or in part, using ideas from this document as the basis
    for an instruction manual or for any other purpose, is free to do so.  However,
    all such organizations are requested to reproduce the following acknowledgment
    paragraphs in their entirety as part of the preface to any such publication:

with respect, the acknowledgement:

    COBOL is an industry language and is not the property of any company or group
    of companies, or of any organization or group of organizations.

    No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by any contributor or by the CODASYL
    COBOL Committee as to the accuracy and functioning of the programming system
    and language.  Moreover, no responsibility is assumed by any contributor, or by
    the committee, in connection therewith.

    The authors and copyright holders of the copyrighted materials used herein

        FLOW-MATIC (trademark of Sperry Rand Corporation), Programming for the UNIVAC
        (R) I and II, Data Automation Systems copyrighted 1958, 1959, by Sperry Rand
        Corporation; IBM Commercial Translator Form No. F28-8013, copyrighted 1959 by
        IBM; FACT, DSI 27A5260-2760, copyrighted 1960 by Minneapolis-Honeywell

    have specifically authorized the use of this material, in whole or in part, in
    the COBOL specifications.  Such authorization extends to the reproduction and
    use of COBOL specifications in programming manuals or similar publications.

    Any organization using a short passage from this document, such as in a book
    review, is requested to mention "COBOL" in acknowledgment of the source.

Many thanks to the original designers, supporting organizations and individuals.


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