What are the guiding considerations for EaaSI development? EaaSI is a management system for emulated computer environments, software, and content, enabling users to create, discover, administer, and share these resources for access and reuse. Our development priorities are informed by …Continue EaaSI Software Development: Considerations, Priorities, and Commitments
The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: “How to Party Like it’s 1999 No Summer Break for Law & Policy Upcoming Software Preservation Community Forum Read the full issue on the web Download the full …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 4, Issue 1 (Sep 2021)
Somehow we are already roughly halfway through the EaaSI program of work’s second round of grant funding from the Mellon and Sloan foundations – which means the team is hard at work planning for 2022 and beyond. Our daily progress …Continue EaaSI Update September 2021
The copyright universe did not slow down one bit this summer, it seems. In this post I’ll share some updates from agencies, courts, and even international policymaking bodies, all of whom were busily cranking out copyright news, undeterred by heat …Continue July-August 2021: No Summer Break for Copyright Law and Policy!
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
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)
Software Preservation Network members will vote to fill seven seats to launch our inaugural Coordinating Committee in 2021. Read more about these incredible software preservation practitioners, researchers, advocates, and all-around leaders below! More about SPN and the Coordinating Committee During …Continue Software Preservation Network 2021 Coordinating Committee Nominations
It’s that time of year again! The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is looking for new members to join our working groups. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the working group’s goals. Folks interested in joining any of …Continue Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!
The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021 DMCA Rulemaking, DMCA Reform Updates from the EaaSI Project Read the full issue on the web Download the full issue …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 6 (Oct – Nov 2020)
If there’s one thing SPN should be known for after 2020, it’s for making a plan and sticking to it. When we started out on the journey to secure SPN as a sustainable, community-led organization with strong backbone support and …Continue Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021: Updates from SPN’s Community Coordinator
The Software Preservation Network is pleased to share updates on the status of our work on the DMCA triennial rulemaking and on reform to the DMCA more generally. The DMCA rulemaking process unfolds every three years, and we successfully petitioned …Continue October-November 2020: DMCA Rulemaking, DMCA Reform
EaaSI Virtual Conference Appearances #WeMissiPRES (International Conference on Digital Preservation) Kat Thornton and our collaborator Ross Spencer presented “Siegfried and Wikidata, together at last!” at the #WeMissiPRES virtual event, a lightning talk on their efforts to integrate a Wikidata harvester …Continue EaaSI Update October – November 2020
The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond EaaSI Pilot Project with SPN Law & Policy Updates including RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN Joins CASE Act …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 5 (Aug – Sept 2020)
After a successful two-year seed funded period, the Software Preservation Network is now welcoming new members for the year 2021 and beyond. By investing $5,000 per year, your organization will join a vibrant community of practice committed to ensuring long-term …Continue SPN Membership Drive – Join by October 30!
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)
August-September 2020: RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN joins CASE Act Letter; DMCA Marches
The legal world was shaken by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, and the extraordinary speed with which President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intend to replace her. The new nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, doesn’t have …Continue August-September 2020: RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN joins CASE Act Letter; DMCA Marches
The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond, Hosting Virtual Information Session on August 17 (Registration Required) Upcoming Quarterly Community Forum and Law & Policy Chat EaaSI Pilot …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 4 (Jun – July 2020)
Wrap Up and Release of Workflows, Templates, Teaching Materials, Research Outcomes, Priorities for Action, and More! Now that the Fostering Communities of Practice (FCoP) project has officially wrapped, we are proud to present the rich suite of resources and documentation …Continue FCoP Update June – July 2020
After a successful two-year seed funded period, the Software Preservation Network (SPN) is now welcoming new members for the year 2021 and beyond. By investing $5,000 per year, your organization will join a vibrant community of practice committed to ensuring …Continue Saving Software, Together: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond
From the beginning, when we first learned about a developing network of people focused on exploring how we might preserve software, our team in Charlottesville saw a significant convergence of interests on the topic between the UVA Library and APTrust …Continue Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice