The Internet has come a long way since its beginnings in 1950.

Alan Turing — an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist, who is widely-considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) questioned whether or not machines could think. In 1969, the Internet was born when University of California — Los Angeles and Stanford University — developed the first nodes and technological breakthroughs continued over the years. Then, in 1999, Kevin Ashton — co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Auto-ID Lab — coined the term Internet of Things (IoT) and pioneered Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID.) But the true enabler occurred with the debut of the Internet Protocol Version 6 in 2011.

Unarguably, the Internet has changed — and will continue to shape — the world. Whether people realize it or not, anyone who uses the Internet today benefits from Open Source Software (OSS) and companies not only trust Open Source but prefer it today. That’s why firms such as Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are uniting with our  community.

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We see incredible value in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. Our work in collecting, preserving and making source code available to developers, academics and government entities, will enable developers to continue to innovate. We are very pleased for OIN’s sponsorship and its support in maintaining the technical and scientific knowledge that may be lost without preservation and may be further useful to developers from an intellectual property perspective.
Roberto Di Cosmo, Founder & CEO Software Heritage