Testimonial Organizations


CNRS’s support to Software Heritage, a universal, open and sustainable software archive, is a natural part of our proactive approach in favour of open science, a necessary revolution in which everyone must play a part. — Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO, CNRS

November 18, 2020

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Open Invention Network

Open source software has been one of the instrumental, driving forces of innovation this century. Software Heritage is an important organization for software, having already archived more than 6 billion unique source files. Archiving of code in a curated form maintains the technical and scientific knowledge that goes along with […]

February 4, 2020

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Software source code represents unique knowledge of humanity’s recent history. It is therefore crucial to work together collectively so that the knowledge embedded in software source code is properly preserved, valued and shared with all. This lies at the core of UNESCO’s cooperation with Inria to support the creation of […]

June 24, 2019

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The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a global non-profit, non-political federation of societies of ICT professionals that aims to achieve the worldwide professional and socially responsible development and application of the information and communication technologies. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO. Software has become […]

December 15, 2017

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Software is now at the heart of the majority of human activities: from healthcare to entertainment, planes to agriculture… It is therefore legitimate for Inria to address the issue of preserving all software-related knowledge, to help build and conserve world software heritage and to provide access to the latter for […]

December 14, 2017

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Computer History Museum

Software source code is a form of literature, written by humans to be read by humans as well as machines. It gives us a view into the mind of the designer, and studying code can teach us both historical and practical lessons. The Software Heritage project to collect, preserve, and share all publicly available […]

February 24, 2017

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The National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile-INAPI enthusiastically supports the Software Heritage project, because in the digital age and the knowledge society, the caretaking of freely accessible databases and software repositories is becoming increasingly critical. Software Heritage is two steps ahead in preserving, managing, and ensuring access to a critical […]

January 17, 2017

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Societé Informatique de France

Software is now at the heart of all human activity: our lives, our businesses, our culture depend on it. Software source code is a precious heritage that must be preserved and made accessible to the greatest number: this is the stated mission of Software Heritage. We strongly support this project, […]

June 25, 2016

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The Linux Foundation

The rate of change of open source software is continuing to accelerate beyond what is possible with manual tracking. License compliance is at the heart of what makes open source software — “open.” To make license compliance incredibly easy, we need to address how we detect and report license information, which will require a […]

June 17, 2016

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