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Free Software Foundation

Free Software Foundation

The freedom—and the ability—to build on the work of others is core to free software. Also central is the ability to be nimble and future-proof, to not be hostage to the whims of specific owners or authors. The relatively short history of computers already holds a tragically large graveyard of […]

enero 20, 2017

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IEEE Software

IEEE Software

I read with great interest the proposal to create a public archive of software artifacts and associated metadata as a way to grow a universal body of scientific and technical knowledge. As Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software I wish to express my wholehearted support for the Software Heritage project. The vision of IEEE Software […]

enero 20, 2017

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ACM SigSoft

ACM SIGSOFT

The Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of software. ACM SIGSOFT serves both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical […]

enero 20, 2017

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Informatics Europe

Informatics Europe

With this letter we would like to express Informatics Europe’s support to the “Software Heritage” project. Informatics Europe fully support the projects’ mission of collecting, organising, preserving and sharing all the software that lies at the heart of our culture and our society by creating a largest, curated, and public archive of […]

enero 20, 2017

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Open Source Initiative

Open Source Initiative

The fundamental advantage of open source software is the freedom to use, modify, and redistribute existing work, accelerating innovation into the future. The Open Source Initiative is pleased to support the work of the Software Heritage project, preserving the treasure trove produced by 30 years of free and open source […]

enero 20, 2017

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons

The commons is made up of many parts, and many movements, with free and open software being an essential element. Archiving and open repositories are vital to a thriving and growing commons, as we need reliable, long-term access to the works people choose to share so we can all copy, study, use, and […]

enero 20, 2017

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French Government (DINSIC)

Open Data is the fuel, and Software is the engine of the digital transformation that is driving change in all aspects of modern societies. By collecting, preserving and sharing all the source code publicly available, Software Heritage is building an essential infrastructure, and a new common, that will accelerate progress for the benefit of […]

enero 20, 2017

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OW2

OW2 consortium

Open source is making the way we develop, share and maintain software and even do business with it more open, transparent, fair and efficient for the benefit  of all. While software is revolutionizing the world, open source  revolutionizes software. It is essential to keep the memory of decades of open source […]

enero 20, 2017

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Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy

We have decades of free and open source software that are the building blocks of the technology we rely on, all of which is interacting in new ways the implications of which we are only beginning to understand. We will need Software Heritage to help us develop the tools we’ll need as a […]

enero 20, 2017

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Adullact

ADULLACT

Pythagoras prohibited his disciples to divulge his theories : mathematics was born in secrecy. However, the philosophers of the « Greek miracle » considered that ideas, the universal ones, belonged to all and should be shared freely. Our civilisation values the sharing of knowledge because it helps the growth of […]

enero 20, 2017

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