About Sustainability of Software


Software is an essential resource of our society and is present in not only all industrial processes, but also in the acquisition, sharing and preservation of knowledge, representing our entire digital heritage. Not to forget, software is also required in order for nearly any electronic device to actually be made use of. As a tool for intergenerational equity, to save us from the loss of knowledge or to avoid a potential shutdown of our digital foundations, it is time to understand software as one of the central resources of our current social systems and to think about sustainable ways to consume and preserve software for generations to come. The talk will reflect specific characteristics of digital resources and the sustainability of software in particular.