When :from Thursday 7 June, 2018 15:00 to Friday 8 June, 2018 17:55
Type of event :Special Event
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, Room IX, Paris, France
Contact :Pietro Desideri (Email: email@example.com)
The Software Heritage library opens to the public the largest ever repository of software source code in the world.
Developed by Inria (France) in partnership with UNESCO, SoftwareHeritage.org is the first universal software archive. Its purpose is to collect, share and allow to re-utilize past and present open source codes. Its launch comes at a critical juncture for the history of software, since, increasingly, software is being lost. The event will be the occasion for the library to showcase its newly added repository and its new browsing system.
For the first time, SoftwareHeritage.org gives persistent access to the source code of 83 million software projects from all over the world.
UNESCO and Inria signed a partnership agreement in 2017 with a view to develop joint actions towards the preservation and sharing of software source code, a digital document that deserves to be preserved. Since several years, software occupy an extremely important, but often disregarded place in world societies. From communication systems, to healthcare, finance, administration and, of course, research, culture and entertainment, the digital world is actually made of software, which makes it all possible.