August 12, 2021

Archiving SourceForge

SourceForge was one of the first public forges to offer software developers a centralized online location to control and manage open source software projects. We are delighted to announce that we have started archiving SourceForge, thanks to a collaboration with Octobus, funded by a Sloan grant.

We have already archived 182K git repositories and about 102K subversion ones, and we will continue this work in the next months by archiving the remaining repositories form SourceForge that use the Concurrent Versions System (cvs), Mercurial, and Bazaar version control systems.

This is another important step forward in expanding the coverage of the Software Heritage archive.

We are still calling on all experts to step up and express their interest in participating by filling in this simple form.

August 12, 2021