Software Heritage in 2021: five years already!

Despite the health crisis we have been experiencing since March 2020, Software Heritage pursues its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing software source code, which started many years ago and was unveiled to the public on June 30th 2016. Expanding the archive: a collective effort The archive is growing steadily, counting now over 11 billion […]

January 5, 2022

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Archive access and update in just one click with the updateswh browser extension

Some great Software Heritage features… In january 2019 we announced Save Code Now, a feature that allows to add or instantly update a single repository in the Software Heritage archive. This feature is increasingly used and actively contributes to the growth and the update of the archive, but requires some juggling with the browser: one […]

August 2, 2022

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Research Software gets on stage in two new European projects

In June 2020, exactly two years ago in the middle of the pandemic, a dedicated task force was assembled to work on Scholarly Infrastructures Research Software (SIRS) as part of a larger ecosystem called the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), an initiative supported by the European Commission, member states and research communities to federate research […]

July 12, 2022

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Introducing the Add Forge Now feature

You can now request the archival of a whole forge The mission of Software Heritage is to Collect, Preserve and Share source code from as many origins as possible. This is a humbling undertaking, as there is a huge number of different code hosting and distribution platforms out there, using different underlying technologies. To harvest […]

July 5, 2022

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All of humankind’s source code in a nutshell

The mission of Sofware Heritage is to collect, preserve, and share all software that is publicly available in source code form, addressing the needs of cultural heritage, industry, research and society as a whole. As part of our long-term mission, we focus on improving the Software Heritage infrastructure and we look for future emerging technologies that may […]

June 28, 2022

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Introducing Gavin Henry, our 20th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 20th ambassador, Gavin Henry, the CIO of TelcoSwitch and founder of the recently acquired SureVoIP, an Internet Telephony Service Provider. Gavin has a technical background and his interests include all aspects of software engineering, identity management (especially around OpenLDAP), all layers of the network stack, systems programming and the […]

May 10, 2022

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What you wanted to know about Software Heritage, and never dared to ask

You have a question about Software Heritage, and look for an answer? We are delighted to announce that starting from today you can refer to a new, rich and evolving FAQ page.   In 2021, we gathered 19 ambassadors who helped identify the most recurring questions in their community regarding software source code archival, and this […]

April 14, 2022

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The 2022 Technical Roadmap is out!

Last year we introduced for the first time a public technical roadmap for our developments at Software Heritage, that provided a view of the many tasks needed to build such a complex infrastructure. We have successfully achieved most of the key tasks from the 2021 roadmap (e.g., improved save code now, improved download efficiency, deployed new archive […]

April 5, 2022

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Towards software as a pillar of Open Science: news from OSEC 2022

By building the universal archive of software source code, we are also contributing to building the software pillar of Open Science. This appeared clearly during the celebratory event on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters where software and Open Science were on the center stage, with a presentation of the second french National Plan for Open Science and the UNESCO […]

March 1, 2022

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Introducing Flavia Marzano, our newest ambassador

We are delighted to introduce Flavia Marzano, a computer scientist with more than 30 years of contribution to innovation in Public Administration. Flavia is a Computer scientist, university lecturer and consultant with an extensive track record of contributions to a broad spectrum of important issues for Public Administration, ranging from Digital Transformation to Open Government […]

February 24, 2022

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Meet our 1st ambassador in 2022, Italo Vignoli

We are delighted to introduce our 1st ambassador in 2022, Italo Vignoli, a founder of the LibreOffice project. Italo is the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, a member of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and a former board member of Open Source Initiative (OSI). He co-leads LibreOffice global marketing efforts. He has been an active […]

February 17, 2022

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