July 18, 2016

Jason Scott

Jason Scott portrait

Software has become the new architecture that our world is built on, and source code its blueprints. Without this vital component of history, we suffer a range of loss: of culture, of understanding, and the ability to reproduce the work of previous generations.

Efforts like Software Heritage are vital “seed vaults” of source code to draw from, reducing the endangerment and forgetting of the foundations of our online society and world.

— Jason Scott, Software Curator, Internet Archive

July 18, 2016