At the end of July, UNESCO’s project for digital sustainability, PERSIST, was presented at the annual conference of the Open Source Community KDE, that took place in A Coruña, Spain. KDE is an international team co-operating on development and distribution of Free, Open Source Software (FOSS) for desktop and portable computing.
At this ‘Akademy’-conference, Jos van den Oever, a member of the PERSIST Technology Taskforce presented the ideas behind PERSIST. The KDF community reacted enthusiastically to the idea for a platform for antique software that this task force is developing and offered to develop in 2016, when KDF celebrates its 20th anniversary, some of the virtual machines that should form part of the PERSIST Software Platform. The experts also suggested to develop other software that the Platform will need.
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