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Software Heritage

OIN sponsors, supports and provides strategic guidance about software preservation for Software Heritage, a project of Inria, the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology in partnership with UNESCO.

Software Heritage is a non-profit multi-stakeholder project launched in 2016 with the mission to collect, preserve and share all software that is publicly available in source code form, building a common, shared infrastructure at the service of industry, research, culture and society as a whole.

“Open Source Software (OSS) 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 the code, preserving the innovation while also providing a means for determining prior art,” said Keith Bergelt, our CEO.

For more information, please visit www.softwareheritage.org.

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