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Software Heritage in 2020: looking beyond the crisis

The year that has passed since we posted our last activity report is a very special one: humankind has been confronted with a global crisis that young generations have never seen the equivalent before, but it is not the first time we are confronted with such a challenge, and it will not be the last. […]

January 7, 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 simple, easy to use interface […]

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. We already described the challenge […]

March 11, 2021

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We are hiring! Join Software Heritage’s team!

Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the source code of all publicly available software, and in doing so, it is creating a one of a kind knowledge base about software development. We are looking for a senior back-end developer to grow our development team. The software engineer will be working on: implementing […]

February 1, 2021

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Archiving SourceForge and supporting Bazaar

As announced here before, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Software Heritage archive. After a first subgrant awarded to Cottage Labs and a second one awarded to Stefan Sperling, today we are thrilled to announce that a […]

January 21, 2021

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Introducing the Software Heritage Ambassador programme

We are delighted to announce the Software Heritage ambassador programme, and look forward to welcome enthusiastic organizations and individuals that want to help spread the word about Software Heritage and the services it provides to society as a whole. The mission of Software Heritage is to build a common, multi-stakeholder, non profit infrastructure for collecting, […]

December 22, 2020

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Towards a better understanding of FAIR principles for software

As announced at our latest annual progress report (2019), we participate in the FAIRsFAIR european project (Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe) which aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. A large part of the technical and scientific knowledge that is being developed today resides in […]

December 15, 2020

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Improving the Subversion loader and adding a CVS loader

As announced before, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Software Heritage archive. After a first subgrant awarded to Cottage Labs  with a particular focus on Open Access, Open Science and Open Source, we are excited to unveil a […]

December 10, 2020

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Bringing software to the limelight in the Research Data Alliance

“Sometimes, if you don’t have the software, you don’t have the data” Christine Borgman, Paris, 2018 Supporting Open Science and reproducibility of research is part of our mission: we are are building the essential infrastructure to support archival and reference of source code, supporting the scholarly echosystem, we contribute to community efforts to describe research […]

December 3, 2020

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CNRS joins forces with Software Heritage for Open Science

Today, we are excited to share the news that CNRS, a driving force in the Open Science movement that wants to render accessible to all the results of public research, has joined our growing community as a Platinum sponsor  to build together the software pillar of Open Science putting software source code on a par […]

November 26, 2020

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