Open Source and Open Standards for Digital Sovereignty
Open Source Software and Open Standards – especially document formats – are of key importance for the digital sovereignty strategies of individuals, companies, organisations and governments. Today, user-created content - and the ability to share it transparently - is in the hands of a few companies, which exploit the limited digital culture of users to their advantage. This situation can only be overcome by moving from proprietary to open source software and from proprietary to open standards.
Software Heritage, the global OSS archive
Software Heritage is the global archive of software source code, and is supported by UNESCO in cooperation with INRIA. Software source code represents a unique asset for human knowledge in recent history. It is therefore crucial to work together collectively so that the knowledge embedded in software source code is properly preserved, valued and shared with all.