May 8, 2016



Software has become the essential core of modern technology. Critical software lies at the heart of the power, transportation, and telecommunication networks that must stay in operation for decades. Our ability to maintain and evolve these key infrastructures depends on our ability to preserve, identify and understand the critical software that powers them.

Software Heritage is taking over the essential task of ensuring that the source code of critical software is preserved, referenced and made available in the long term, and we must all support this fundamental effort.

— Franco Gasperoni, co-founder, AdaCore

May 8, 2016