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Opening the archive, one API (and one FOSDEM) at a time

Today we open our public API, allowing to programmatically browse the Software Heritage archive. As we are posting this, Roberto and Stefano are keynoting at FOSDEM 2017, to discuss the role Software Heritage plays in preserving the Free Software commons. To accompany the talk today we release our first public API, which allows to navigate the entire content […]

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We have come a long way, and the road ahead

We unveiled the Software Heritage initiative exactly six month ago, on June 30th, 2016. Now it seems a good time to look back at the origin of the project, where we started, what we have accomplished up to now, and get a glimpse of the future. A (not so long) time ago… The first informal discussions […]

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We’re (still) hiring: senior web developer job opportunity

Heads up: the Web Developer job offer we have previously announced is still available, and has now been officially posted on the Inria website (in both English, and French). If you are looking for a job opportunity where: a) you can have a huge impact on software preservation, while b) working on a 100% Free/Open Source Software project, […]

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Software Heritage wins best community project award at POSS 2016

This past week, the 2016 edition of the Paris Open Source Summit (aka POSS 2016) attracted more than 7’000 participants, ranging from industries to start-ups, from developer communities to researchers. It was a great networking occasion, and all the Software Heritage team was present at the Inria booth. All the team attended the opening social event […]

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Job Opportunity: Senior Web Developer

Update 2016-12-09: we’re still hiring for this position. We are happy to announce that we’re hiring to grow our Paris-based technical team and further pursue the Software Heritage mission. In particular, we are now looking for a senior web developer to lead the design and implementation of the web-based user interface to the Software Heritage Archive. Detailed job description and application instructions follows, and are […]

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Gitorious content is safe thanks to the Archive Team

When we started Software Heritage we did not expect that publicly available source code was going to be endangered so quickly. Among other major source code hosters, Gitorious was already being taken down in mid 2015, before our initial infrastructure was ready! Luckily fellow hackers of the Archive Team were already working full speed, and they managed to […]

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Releasing our own source code, Free as in Freedom

Today we release all of our own source code as Free/Open Source Software. As we’re posting this, our fellow engineer Nicolas “olasd” Dandrimont is addressing the DebConf16 attendees with the first technical talk about Software Heritage since we went public. You can find more information about the talk on the event page as well as watch it live. To accompany […]

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