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Software preservation: a stepping stone for software citation

This blog post was originally published on Generation R (https://doi.org/10.25815/0ZBH-2W14). In recent years software has become a legitimate product of research gaining more attention from the scholarly ecosystem  than ever before, and researchers feel increasingly the need to cite the software they use or produce.  Unfortunately, there is no well established best practice for doing […]

June 25, 2018

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Opening the doors of the Software Heritage archive

Software is all around us: it powers our industry, fuels innovation, supports scientific research and lies at the heart of our societies. The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve, and make readily available the source code of all software ever written, building an essential infrastructure at the service of cultural heritage, science, industry, and society as […]

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We’re hiring: back-end developer

Our archive keeps growing, … and our team is following! We’re now hiring a back-end developer, full-time, to grow our Paris-based team. The person who will fill the position will help Software Heritage fulfilling its software preservation mission by extending archive coverage and rolling out several user-facing features that allow to access and exploit all […]

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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 is to ensure that this […]

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, preserving, and sharing the source […]

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Software Heritage: a white paper

The initial flurry of activities related to unveiling the project, getting it up and running at a technical level, and networking with all our initial partners and allies didn’t leave us much “calm time” to sit down and write about it for the broader digital preservation community. We are happy to report that earlier on in […]

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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 are extremely excited to see […]

April 4, 2017

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List the content of your favorite forge in just a few steps

Back in November 2016, Nicolas Dandrimont wrote about structural code changes leading to a massive (+15 million!) upswing in the number of repositories archived by Software Heritage through a combination of automatic linkage between the listing and loading scheduler, new understanding of how to deal with extremely large repository hosts like GitHub, and activating a […]

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