Re: Introductions and first contribution


Roberto Di Cosmo
 

Dear Shane,
thanks for the warm welcome, we are very excited to collaborate with
OpenChain, and we are also engaged in fostering adoption of good practices
developed by many on this list into other areas, like scientific research.

For example, we convinced the national french scientific open access portal,
HAL (see e.g. hal.inria.fr), to adopt the official SPDX licence list in the
software deposit service that will be generalised to all of France this fall:
researchers that deposit software will be able to choose the licence(s) of
their deposit in a drop down list build out of the SPDX reference list,
and the deposited software will be archived into Software Heritage.

All the best

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Roberto

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 09:10:06AM +0900, Shane Coughlan wrote:
Welcome Roberto!

First of all, it is terrific to have the opportunity to work with Software Heritage. The resource you are creating to provide a record and context for code is invaluable. I hope that we can communicate and collaborate on several fronts throughout this year.

Using Software Heritage as infrastructure to provide a standard mechanism for satisfying source code distribution obligations requirements is intriguing. Alexios, Stefano, would it be possible to contribute them under CC-0 to the OpenChain curriculum reference library? I believe it may fit into a stand-alone slide deck explaining one possible approach for source code distribution.

By the way, for those not familiar with it, you can learn more about Software Heritage here:
https://www.softwareheritage.org
Some great companies are supporting the initiative, including Microsoft, Intel, Google and our very own GitHub.

Regards

Shane

On Jul 10, 2018, at 22:02 , Roberto Di Cosmo <roberto@...> wrote:

Dear all,
I'm very grateful to Shane for suggesting to join the OpenChain mailing
list, and delighted to participate in this essential effort to create common
standards for all open source compliance work.

At Software Heritage, our mission is to collect, preserve and share the source
code of all software ever written (more at www.softwareheritage.org), building a
universal archive and knowledge base that has a variety of applications.

One of these applications is directly related to compliance, and I believe it
may be interesting for OpenChain: it builds on Software Heritage as a mutualised
infrastructure to provide a standard mechanism for satisfying source code
distribution obligations.

A full presentation of this particular application has been delivered at FOSDEM
this year by Alexios Zavras and Stefano Zacchiroli, who imagined and developed
it; slides and videos of the talk are available online here:

https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/outsourcing_distribution_requirements/

Unfortunately, the CC-BY annotation did not made it into the online version of
the slides, but I'm sure Alexios and Stefano (on this list) will be delighted to
confirm you can reuse/redistribute this material.

Looking forward to fruitful collaborations!

Cheers

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Roberto

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