SPN Signs on to Letter Welcoming US Trade Representative Katherine Tai

In March 2021, the Software Preservation Network, through a proposal from the Law & Policy Working Group approved by the Coordinating Committee, joined a letter to the new US Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, welcoming her and asking her to return …Continue SPN Signs on to Letter Welcoming US Trade Representative Katherine Tai

Briefs/Filings, Law Posts, News, Resources,

Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally Prepared for the Software Preservation Network by Brandon Butler On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its opinion on the long-running litigation between Oracle and Google …Continue Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

Law Posts, News, Reports, Resources

EaaSI Training Module #3: EaaS|EaaSI Stack

Intro to the EaaS|EaaS Software Stack: During this module, participants will learn about: What are the essential components of the Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) stack? How does the EaaSI platform build on EaaS? Where are EaaSI resources (Environments, Software, Content) stored relative …Continue EaaSI Training Module #3: EaaS|EaaSI Stack

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EaaSI Roundtable #1 (2021): “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation”

Summary: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation” is a roundtable discussion featuring Eric Kaltman (California State University Channel Islands), Tracy Popp (University of Illinois), and Fernando Rios (University of Arizona) as guest speakers. You can read more …Continue EaaSI Roundtable #1 (2021): “What We Talk About When We Talk About Emulation”

Resources, Webinars

EaaSI Training Module #2: Software and Content

Intro to Software and Content Resources: During this module, participants will learn: What is the difference between Software and Content resources? How (and why) does the EaaSI platform treat them differently? Questions for Discussion/Reflection Pick a file in your Downloads …Continue EaaSI Training Module #2: Software and Content

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EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

NOTE: EaaSI Case Studies are formatted based on the FCoP Teaching Case Study template developed by Dr. Amelia Acker and published by the Software Preservation Network in June 2020 as part of the IMLS-funded Fostering Communities of Practice project.  Name …Continue EaaSI Case Study #1: The Would-Be Gentleman

Reports, Research, Resources,

EaaSI Training Module #1: Emulation Environments

Intro to Emulation Environments During this module, participants will learn about: Why does the EaaSI team refer to emulation and computing “environments”? What is an EaaSI “Environment” resource? What sort of details do we need to describe and maintain environments? …Continue EaaSI Training Module #1: Emulation Environments

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Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)

Welcome, new readers, to the SPN website! If you’re interested in software preservation and the legal, technical, and social work required to Save Software Together, please take a look at how you can Get Involved and consider joining SPN today! …Continue Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)

Law Posts, News, Reports, Resources

SPN Budgetary Framework

Overview SPN has a flexible budgetary framework developed by the Membership & Executive Subcommittee in conversation with membership during the 2019-2020 seed-funded period. The framework allows us to adjust the level of activities and member services in response to the …Continue SPN Budgetary Framework

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SPN Resource Publication Policy

Purpose of this Policy Scope of this Policy Definitions Guiding Principles Publication Oversight Publication Review Process Part I: Review Publication Review Process Part II: Design & Promotion SPN Publication Tiers Templates and Documentation   Purpose of this Policy Software Preservation …Continue SPN Resource Publication Policy

Policies, Resources,

SPN Working Groups Member and Coordinator Responsibilities

Working Groups The SPN Working Groups reflect the five major activity areas of the Software Preservation Network – areas that SPN believes are critical to accomplishing our mission: metadata, law & policy, technological infrastructure, education & outreach, and research. Working …Continue SPN Working Groups Member and Coordinator Responsibilities

Policies, Resources,

SPN Working Group Formation and Recruitment Procedure

Purpose and Scope This document outlines the process and roles for forming and recruiting people to SPN working groups. It also defines how working group coordinators are appointed. Details on how to build and execute the recruitment plan are suggested …Continue SPN Working Group Formation and Recruitment Procedure

Policies, Resources,

SPN Data Management Policy

Purpose of this Policy Scope of this Policy Guiding Principles Data Management Oversight Definitions Data Ethics and Legal Compliance Acquiring Data Metadata for Data Organization of Data Storage of Data Sharing of Data Data Retention Policy Appendix A: Readme.txt file …Continue SPN Data Management Policy

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SPN Committee Formation and Recruitment Procedure

Purpose and Scope This document outlines the definition, process and roles for the formation and recruitment of SPN committees. SPN committees are recruited from within the SPN membership and oversee the governance, cultivation and strategic goals of the network. They …Continue SPN Committee Formation and Recruitment Procedure

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SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Fundraising and Project Framework

Version 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Aaron Choate, last updated May 13, 2020 Assumptions Grants and other fundraising will play a role in providing support for some of the work …Continue SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Fundraising and Project Framework

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SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Research and Innovation Continuum

Version 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Nance McGovern, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose The SPN Research and Innovation Continuum is intended to raise awareness and build understanding about the …Continue SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Research and Innovation Continuum

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SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Incubation of Ideas

Version 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Sophia Lafferty-Hess, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose This document outlines (potential) methods and modes of communication for the incubation of ideas within (and …Continue SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Incubation of Ideas

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SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Overview

Version 1 Prepared by the SPN Research and Innovation Subcommittee of the Steering Committee Document Lead: Dianne Dietrich, last updated May 13, 2020 Purpose The Research and Innovation Framework connects the components of research and innovation activities within SPN as …Continue SPN Research & Innovation Framework: Overview

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FCoP Teaching Case Study Template

Name of Case Study Catchy, fun, piques the reader’s interest Open question: does it include the software/hardware emulated? Unit + Institution’s name Team or unit that lead the emulation program and the institution where the team is located. Unit members …Continue FCoP Teaching Case Study Template

FCoP, Research, Resources, Templates

A Guide to FCoP Documentation

FCoP, Guides
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