Issue No.02 - March/April (2000 vol.17)
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Contrary to persistent myths, a committee initially created Cobol in 1959, not one person. This article outlines the creation and mission of the committee that developed the language and a few of the major inputs and influences on Cobol's initial development. This material is based on documents from the 1959 committee work which is in the possession of the author.
Jean E. Sammet, "The Real Creators of Cobol", IEEE Software, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 30-32, March/April 2000, doi:10.1109/52.841602