Roberto Di Cosmo

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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Citing software with style

Software, and software source code in particular, is a pillar of modern research, and a stepping stone for Open Science. It must be properly archived, referenced, described and cited in order to build a stable and long lasting corpus of scientific knowledge. Treating software as a first class citizen… And […]

May 26, 2020

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Growing adoption of Software Heritage Identifiers (SWHID)

Software Heritage is a long term effort to build a common infrastructure to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software publicly available. We are delighted to share some great news about the intrinsic identifiers, called SWHIDs, that the Software Heritage archive provides for the tens of billions […]

May 13, 2020

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