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Opening up to the world, and full speed ahead

Our ambition is to collect, preserve, and share the source code of all software ever written. In the very intense year 2018 that has passed since our last activity report we have moved forward at a steady pace, and now is a good moment to recall the key accomplishments, putting them in perspective in the […]

December 28, 2018

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GitHub joins forces to preserve source code

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With more than 6.4 billion source files from more than 91 million projects, including Debian, GitHub, GitLab, Gitorious, GoogleCode, GNU, Python Package Index and more, the Software Heritage archive has the unique ability to retrace the detailed history […]

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Research Software Hackathon at FORCE2019

Last week, we had the pleasure to participate in the Research Software Hackathon during the FORCE2019 conference. It was remarkable to see so many people interested in the same goal: making software a first class citizen in the scholarly world. The day started with engaging presentations about the different working groups involved and the challenges […]

October 23, 2019

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ENEA, Software Heritage’s Italian mirror

Software Heritage archives, collects, preserves and makes accessible the source code of all publicly available software in the world, building a modern Library of Alexandria of software source code. Unlike the original Library of Alexandria, whose contents were lost in a fire, Software Heritage has a long term strategy to ensure that its contents will […]

October 3, 2019

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We are hiring… again!

To continue Software Heritage’s project success, we are recruiting a postdoc researcher profile to empower our Paris-based team.  The postdoc’s topic is to work on large-scale, big data graph analysis for the purpose of tracking the provenance of software source code artifacts, such as source code files and commits, as captured by state-of-the art distributed […]

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Software Heritage for Open Science

On july 4th 2018 was unveiled the French national plan for Open Science, that identifies Software Heritage as one key initiative to support. Today we are delighted to welcome the French Ministry of Research as our first gold sponsor, contributing effectively to our efforts. We are very grateful for this institutional support, and we look […]

September 5, 2019

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Saving and referencing research software in Software Heritage

Software Heritage allows to archive seamlessly your research software artifacts, and also to add to your research articles precise references to specific versions of the source code, down to fragments of individual source files. This allows to enhance significantly the experience of the reviewers of your work (for example, the artifact evaluation committees), and more […]

August 5, 2019

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Archiving and referencing the Apollo source code

Apollo Guidance Computer and its DSKY

It was fifty years ago, July 20th 1969. Six hundred million people all over the world were holding their breath watching on television the blurry black and white images of the first manned spacecraft landing on the moon: I was one of them, and I will never forget the huge emotion we all felt. Software […]

July 20, 2019

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Announcing the Software Heritage Graph Dataset

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code, and we have already assembled the largest existing public archive of software source code, spanning tens of millions of software projects. The archive is composed of all the individual source code files, and a huge graph retracing all […]

June 6, 2019

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Mining software metadata for 80 M projects and even more

You can now search archived source code by project metadata. Navigating through the vast amount of source code archived by Software Heritage can be daunting, and we are working to provide appropriate tools to search inside it. As a first step in this direction, we have been providing you with the possibility to search among […]

May 28, 2019

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