Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Roberto Di Cosmo

Roberto Di Cosmo
CEO, Software Heritage

Website | @rdicosmo

Roberto Di Cosmo is the director of IRILL, a research structure dedicated to free and open source software quality, as well as a full professor in computer science at Université Paris Diderot. He is currently on leave from Inria to lead the Software Heritage project. Previously, he taught for almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and successfully led the European research project Mancoosi. Roberto’s research interests span a wide spectrum from the semantics of programming languages, type systems, rewriting, and linear logic to functional programming and parallel and distributed programming. He currently focuses on new scientific problems posed by the general adoption of free software, with a particular focus on static analysis of large software collections. Roberto is a longtime free software advocate and has contributed to its adoption with the best-selling book Hijacking the World, seminars, articles, and software. He also created Systematic’s free software thematic group, which has helped fund over 40 research and development projects.


11:00am11:40am Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 18 A/B
Level: Intermediate
Stefano Zacchiroli (Software Heritage), Roberto Di Cosmo (Software Heritage)
FOSS is everywhere, but the risk of permanently losing some of it is growing. Shutdowns of once popular forges are early warnings that we should not underestimate. Stefano Zacchiroli and Roberto Di Cosmo offer an introduction to Software Heritage, which collects, preserves, and shares all publicly available source code—forever. Read more.