The event took place on February 7th 2023 at the UNESCO headquarters.
You can watch the recording of the event online:
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The full transcript is available in PDF format.
Software Heritage annual community event
Software is all around us: it powers our industry, fuels innovation, supports scientific research and lies at the heart of our societies.
The Software Heritage project, launched in 2016 by Inria (France), aims at collecting, preserving, and making readily available the source code of all software ever written, building an essential infrastructure at the service of cultural heritage, digital development, science, industry, and society as a whole.
On April 3rd, 2017, a landmark partnership agreement was signed between UNESCO and Inria to establish a framework for collaboration on preserving the knowledge embedded in software source code, and making it widely available, centered around the ongoing development of the Software Heritage archive within the framework of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme.
In 2021 we celebrated the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the project. This year, in 2023, we’re gathering to take stock of the achievements and status of the initiative, and to highlight the relevance of its mission in the context of today’s dynamic digital innovation landscape.
The half-day event, which will follow a hybrid format of virtual and on-site participation at the UNESCO Headquarters, will focus on several major dimensions of relevance to the Software Heritage archive:
Below you can find the preliminary program, that will be progressively enriched and completed.
You can consult the topics discussed during this workshop
All pictures © Inria / Photo B. Fourrier