Roberto Di Cosmo

Pioneering the Future of Code Preservation and AI with StarCoder2

Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make the entire body of software source code easily available, especially emphasizing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as a digital commons encapsulating decades of human ingenuity. Our journey is dedicated not only to safeguarding this invaluable resource for future generations but […]

febrero 28, 2024

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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 […]

marzo 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, […]

enero 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 […]

junio 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 […]

mayo 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 […]

abril 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. […]

marzo 11, 2021

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