October 14, 2021

A new effort to expand the Software Heritage archive

Software Heritage’s long term goal is to archive the publicly available source code of all software ever written. 

Today, we’re excited to announce that a third grant managed by NLNet has been awarded to Octobus to help expand the coverage of the Software Heritage archive, by developing new listers and loaders, including CargoGo, Packagist, RubyGems, Bower, CPAN, Hackage, Dart, and Puppet.

Octobus will also improve the Software Heritage scanner tool, leveraging the advanced graph-comparison algorithm from the Mercurial version control system.

Thanks again to the NLNet Foundation for supporting Octobus to help our long term mission.

October 14, 2021