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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 […]

enero 5, 2022

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Software Heritage in 2019: a progress report

Pursuing our mission to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software ever written, 2019 was a year of great achievements for Software Heritage. Today is a good time to look back and talk about what has been accomplished in 2019 since our last activity report, and give some perspective on the future. […]

diciembre 31, 2019

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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 […]

junio 28, 2022

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Introducing Gavin Henry, our newest 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 […]

mayo 11, 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 […]

abril 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 […]

abril 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 […]

marzo 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 […]

febrero 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 […]

febrero 17, 2022

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Building the technology needed to bridge the Software Heritage archive

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With almost 12 billion source files from more than 172 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Today we are delighted to share that one more subgrant has been awarded! […]

febrero 10, 2022

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Hashbang to help expanding the coverage of the  Software Heritage archive

Software Heritage’s long term goal is to archive the publicly available source code of all software ever written.  Today, we are excited to announce that a 7th subgrant managed by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been awarded to Hashbang to help to expand the coverage of the  Software Heritage archive, by enabling the archival of […]

febrero 3, 2022

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Towards a Software Pillar for Open Science at OSEC 2022 (5/2/2022)

During the five years celebration event held on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters, software and open science were on the centre stage, with a presentation of the second french National Plan for Open Science and the UNESCO recommendation on Open Science, approved by the member states just a few days before. We are delighted to share the news that […]

febrero 1, 2022

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