[Themaintainers] Paris Call - Software Source Code as Heritage

Bastien bzg at bzg.fr
Thu Feb 28 01:55:16 EST 2019

Dear all,

I've not seen the news shared on this list -- UNESCO publishes the
"Paris Call" for software heritage:


 "In today’s world digital technology has become for many an essential
 tool for social existence, communication, creation, sharing, and is
 increasingly indispensable for accessing public services. However,
 the role of software development is still largely underrated, as is
 the recognition of software source code as an intellectual effort and
 as the receptacle and expression of part of our knowledge [...]"

The full PDF is really worth reading:


The guys at Software Heritage are doing a really impressive job.

I just twitted about this here:




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