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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 […]

diciembre 28, 2018

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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 […]

octubre 3, 2019

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ENEA

Faithful to its mission of public service, ENEA is proud to establish in its Bologna Center the first italian mirror of Software Heritage, contributing to preserve humankind’s source code, and adding a valuable piece to the complex ecosystem that today makes the Emilia Romagna Region an outpost of supercomputing and Data Science.   — Silvio Migliori, […]

octubre 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 […]

septiembre 5, 2019

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MESRI

The National Open Science Plan was launched on 4 July 2018 by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.  This plan includes a provision to support Software Heritage, an initiative that we consider a major pillar of open science. In addition to enabling open access to publications and research data, making research software source […]

septiembre 5, 2019

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EOSC-Pillar

We are excited to have SoftwareHeritage as one of the pilot initiatives aimed at bringing valuable tools and services  to European researchers. Referencing and preserving massive collections of software source code, and the capability to link these to publications, will be an extremely  effective addition to the EOSC service catalog: it constitutes one of the […]

agosto 30, 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 […]

agosto 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 […]

julio 20, 2019

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Università di Pisa

Pisa has been the first Italian University to foresee the future relevance of computer science, and it has committed to its development early on: by supporting the building of the first computer designed in our country in the late Fifties of the last century, and by introducing the first course in Informatics in Italy in […]

junio 27, 2019

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