Roberto Di Cosmo


Software preservation is a serious problem, which deserves to be addressed with high priority. Losing source code would mean losing our know-how, experiences, competencies. This would not be acceptable for future generations and this is why I consider Software Heritage an impressive initiative, which we should all support. The CROSSMINER […]

June 6, 2018

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Free and open source software has always been a vital part of Google, as we use and contribute to thousands of projects. It encourages the development of innovative new technology, and opens doors for budding engineers all over the world. Google is proud to support Software Heritage in its mission […]

June 2, 2018

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Software is the infrastructure that supports the world in which we live, from the cars we drive to the homes we live in and the way we communicate and conduct business. Inherent in this global, massive code base are technical components that can unlock scientific discovery, industrial progress and cultural […]

June 1, 2018

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Donate to Software Heritage!

[ TL;DR: you can now donate to support our work! ] Software is at the heart of our digital society and embodies a growing part of our scientific, technical and organisational knowledge, to the point that we can say it is now part of our cultural heritage. The Software Heritage project’s stated mission […]

April 20, 2018

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Getting up to speed, clear sky ahead

One year has passed after we posted our first activity report, and it is now a good time to look at what was accomplished in 2017, and give some perspective on the future. Our mission and our principles Here at Software Heritage, we are taking over the mission of collecting, […]

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Raising awareness for Software Source Code preservation and access

Today, at Unesco’s headquarters in Paris, a formal partnership agreement has been signed between Unesco and Inria to establish a framework for collaboration on preserving the knowledge embedded in software source code, and making it widely available. These are two key pillars of our mission here at Software Heritage, and we […]

April 4, 2017

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DISI, Università di Bologna

“Software is at the basis of most modern science. The reproducibility of scientific results and the whole concept of scientific research is deeply linked with the preservation and the study of software, in source code. We are committed to study the software, in its many forms, properties and effects. As […]

March 14, 2017

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Computer History Museum

Software source code is a form of literature, written by humans to be read by humans as well as machines. It gives us a view into the mind of the designer, and studying code can teach us both historical and practical lessons. The Software Heritage project to collect, preserve, and share all publicly available […]

February 24, 2017

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From its inception, GANDI has supported open-source projects, including notably VLC, Ubuntu, Gnome, and CaliOpen. GANDI’s primary focus is providing new, high-performance solutions for its customers while at the same time sharing the knowledge and solutions developed in doing so with the open-source community. As such, the Software Heritage project is an  effort of […]

February 3, 2017

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