Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Martin A. Goetz
Born: April 22, 1930
Computer related contributions
- Pioneer in the development of the commercial software industry.
- Holds the first software patent, and was product manager of Autoflow from Applied Data Research (ADR), which is generally cited as the first commercial software application.
Honors and awards
- Cited as an "Unsung Innovator" in the computer industry by ComputerWorld (2007)
- Named the "Father of Third-party Software" by mainframezone.com (2007)