Hashbang to help expanding the coverage of 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 are excited to announce that a 7th subgrant managed by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been awarded to Hashbang to help to expand the coverage of the Software Heritage archive, by enabling the archival of 3 new software sources: the Crates.io RUST package repository, and the Arch Linux official and community packages (AUR).
To this end, Hashbang will create the appropriate “listers” and “loaders” that will be integrated into the Software Heritage infrastructure.
Thanks again to the Sloan Foundation for supporting Hashbang to help our long term mission.