Marla da Silva

Post-doc researcher position now open!

Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the source code of all publicly available software, and in doing so, it is creating a one of a kind knowledge base about software development. The scientific community is increasingly interested in the new opportunities that this knowledge base creates for […]

October 6, 2020

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Sorbonne Université

Firmly committed to open science, which is at the heart of its project, Sorbonne University supports Software Heritage. By helping to collect and to share software, Software Heritage contributes to one of the key missions of the university: the preservation and transmission of knowledge and of our scientific heritage. —  […]

October 1, 2020

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250.000 endangered Mercurial repositories rescued!

When the popular Bitbucket code hosting platform decided to discontinue support for the Mercurial version control system, we announced that Software Heritage and Octobus were starting a collaboration to rescue and archive all 250.000 endangered public Mercurial repositories. This is a complex undertaking that requires deep expertise and involves various […]

September 17, 2020

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Welcome to Software Heritage’s video channel

Subscribe to the video channel! At Software Heritage, we work hard to build the universal archive of software source code, and we want to keep you up to date on what’s new and help you make the most out of the archive. A few weeks ago, we were happy to […]

July 23, 2020

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Software Heritage gets a Newsletter

  Subscribe Source code is special: it’s executable knowledge that is meant to be human readable, by design. It’s an all time new in human history, and it deserves to become a first class citizen: as part of cultural heritage, as a pillar of Open Science in the scholarly world, […]

June 25, 2020

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Welcoming Sloan support to expand the Software Heritage archive

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With more than 7 billion source files from more than 120 million projects, the Software Heritage archive has the unique ability to retrace the detailed history of revisions of all versions of the code it contains. We […]

May 20, 2020

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Sloan Foundation

The Software Heritage Archive is an important resource in software preservation, not just as a critical repository of cultural heritage, but also for historical and sociological studies of how software is produced and the identification of legacy vulnerabilities of critical systems that have evolved over time. The Sloan Foundation is […]

May 20, 2020

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Rescuing 250000+ endangered Mercurial repositories

A significant amount of publicly available source code is hosted free of charge on a variety of software development platforms, some of which have been and continue to be phased out for various reasons. Salvaging this code before it’s too late is one of the reasons why Software Heritage was […]

April 23, 2020

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One hundred millions projects archived… and counting!

Software source code is a precious asset and an endangered heritage that we need to take care of, and this is why  Software Heritage has the set goal to collect all publicly available software in source code form together with its development history, ensure its long term preservation, and make […]

April 8, 2020

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Experts join forces to expand the Software Heritage archive

We are delighted to announce today that Octobus and Tweag, with support from an European grant managed by NLNet, will  contribute their expertise to Software Heritage’s long term mission to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software that is publicly available, a very important part of humankind’s […]

March 26, 2020

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