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The Document Foundation

Software is deeply entrenched in our life, and is the tool we use to create, access and share our culture. Software has become a fundamental component of society, and must be preserved for future generations through each stage of its evolution. At The Document Foundation, we are so convinced of […]

June 16, 2016

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Software Freedom Law Center

Software Freedom Law Center

Software Heritage is the Alexandrian Library of humankind’s most important current technical expression: software. This project will allow us to do science about software in new and revolutionary ways. The free software movement dream of software everyone can study, copy, improve and share has no more important working public monument […]

June 13, 2016

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Open Invention Network

Open Invention Network

The creation of a uniform database of open source code is a critical first step in being able to understand the scope and breadth of open source innovation. As the largest patent non-aggression community in history, founded to support Linux and adjacent open source technologies, OIN strongly supports the Software […]

May 29, 2016

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NLnet Foundation

NLnet Foundation

Software Heritage has set itself the important task of curating software for the long run at a global scale, and to safeguard the long term availability of these bits carefully crafted for all intents and purposes. Technology is shaping our age and our societies (to quote professor Lawrence Lessig: “code is law”), and its history […]

May 19, 2016

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Free Software Foundation Europe

Free Software Foundation Europe

Software is the most important cultural technique of today’s society; it frames what we can and what we cannot do. Software shapes our communication and culture, our economy, education and research, as well as politics. It is important to preserve our collective knowledge about how software has influenced humankind. Collecting source code makes Software […]

May 14, 2016

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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 […]

May 11, 2016

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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 […]

April 28, 2016

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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 […]

April 15, 2016

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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 […]

April 13, 2016

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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 […]

April 4, 2016

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