November 6, 2017
University of Bologna
Software is at the basis of most modern science. The reproducibility of scientific results and the whole concept of scientific research is deeply linked with the preservation and the study of software, in source code. We are committed to study the software, in its many forms, properties and effects. As a department of the oldest university in the western world, we are delighted to support the initiative, allowing our children and grandchildren to have access to this heritage, as our fathers and grandfathers passed us their libraries and laboratories.
— Simone Martini, Director, University of Bologna