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Towards software as a pillar of Open Science: news from OSEC 2022

By building the universal archive of software source code, we are also contributing to building the software pillar of Open Science. This appeared clearly during the celebratory event on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters where software and Open Science were on the center stage, with a presentation of the second french National […]

March 1, 2022

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Software Heritage in 2021: five years already!

Despite the health crisis we have been experiencing since March 2020, Software Heritage pursues its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing software source code, which started many years ago and was unveiled to the public on June 30th 2016. Expanding the archive: a collective effort The archive is growing steadily, […]

January 5, 2022

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Celebrating Five Years of Building Software Heritage

On June 30, 2016, after almost two years of preparatory work, we opened up to the world the Software Heritage website unveiling to the world our long-term mission to collect, preserve and make easily available the source code of all software publicly available. Today, we are celebrating five years of […]

June 30, 2021

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Know your software: contributing to cybersecurity through traceability

A recent executive order from the President of the United States focused on responding to cybersecurity threats has a full section dedicated to “Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security”. It announces forthcoming standards, procedures, or criteria regarding in particular means for:  (x)  ensuring and attesting, to the extent practicable, to the […]

May 21, 2021

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A peek under the hood with the 2021 Roadmap

Our mission at Software Heritage is to build the long term universal source code archive, by collecting, preserving and sharing the source code of all software publicly available. This ambitious undertaking requires tackling significant technical challenges that are,  like for many global scale services used daily worldwide, hidden behind a […]

April 8, 2021

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Towards a next generation object storage for Software Heritage

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With 10 billion source files from more than 150 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Building the Software Heritage infrastructure is no simple feat. […]

March 11, 2021

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Expanding coverage of the archive: welcome Nixpkgs!

Software Heritage’s long term goal is to archive the publicly available source code of all software ever written. To fulfill this mission it is essential to build adapters to track and ingest source code from the countless locations where it is made available. We are delighted to see growing awareness […]

June 18, 2020

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IPOL archives research software in Software Heritage

Supporting Open Science and reproducibility of research is part of our mission, and we are excited to announce that the Image Processing On Line journal (IPOL) has decided to deposit systematically in the Software Heritage archive all the software artifacts associated to the articles it publishes. IPOL is an Open […]

June 11, 2020

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