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Software Heritage in 2020: looking beyond the crisis

The year that has passed since we posted our last activity report is a very special one: humankind has been confronted with a global crisis that young generations have never seen the equivalent before, but it is not the first time we are confronted with such a challenge, and it will not be the last. […]

enero 7, 2021

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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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Building the next generation object storage for Software Heritage

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With over 11 billion source files from more than 160 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Building the Software Heritage infrastructure is challenging. This is why we partnered with […]

septiembre 24, 2021

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Introducing Jaime Arias, our 13th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 13th ambassador, Jaime Arias, CNRS research engineer working at the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris Nord (LIPN). Jaime is an advocate of replicable research and open-source software. Among some of his missions, he is in charge of the development of scientific tools for the research team LoVe (Logique et Vérification) […]

septiembre 9, 2021

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Introducing Maria-Chiara Prodi, our 12th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 12th ambassador, Maria Chiara Prodi. Maria Chiara is the artistic coordinator and deputy director of the production at the Opéra Comique, in Paris. She is also strongly engaged in several networks for civic participation. “I have been struggling with rare opera scores for the past 15 years, that’s why […]

agosto 31, 2021

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We’re hiring a Software Engineering Manager!

Our archive keeps growing, as well as our team! We are now hiring a Software Engineering Manager to help Software Heritage keep growing and help our development team achieve challenging technical goals. The software engineering manager will be working on: Defining, triaging, and periodically reviewing the project technical roadmap Coordinating task assignments within the engineering team to […]

agosto 27, 2021

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Meet our 11th ambassador, Alexis Lebis

Our community keeps growing and we are delighted to introduce our 11th ambassador, Alexis Lebis, lecturer in artificial intelligence at the Center for Digital Systems (CERI SN) of Institut Mines Télécom Lille Douai. Alexis’s research is mainly focused on Decision Making (DM) and Knowledge Engineering (KE), especially applied to Technology Enhanced Learning (T.E.L.). He is […]

agosto 19, 2021

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Archiving SourceForge

SourceForge was one of the first public forges to offer software developers a centralized online location to control and manage open source software projects. We are delighted to announce that we have started archiving SourceForge, thanks to a collaboration with Octobus, funded by a Sloan grant. We have already archived 182K git repositories and about […]

agosto 12, 2021

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Introducing our 9th and 10th ambassadors, Bostjan and Borut

Today, we are delighted to introduce two ambassadors, Bostjan Spetic and Borut Kumperscak. Bostjan is a curator and Borut a technology specialist at Slovenian computer museum, where they increasingly house more and more software including online website reconstructions. In his everyday work in the computer history museum, Bostjan has noticed that software is an extremely […]

agosto 10, 2021

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Software for Open Science: a leap forward

On July 4 2018  the first  French national plan for Open Science identified Software Heritage as a key initiative to support software used and produced in research and led to the creation of the working group dedicated to free and open source software inside the french national committee for Open Science. Three years later, we are […]

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Neal Fultz, our 8th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 8th ambassador, Neal Fultz, principal data scientist of njnm consulting, a staff statistician for the UCLA Social Sciences division. He has authored a number of Python, R, and Java libraries, and adopted several other orphaned open source projects.  Neal says that “Software Heritage is more than just an archive […]

julio 27, 2021

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Archiving the Maven ecosystem

As announced here before, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Software Heritage archive. After a first subgrant awarded to Cottage Labs, a second one awarded to Stefan Sperling,  a third awarded to Octobus, and a fourth subgrant to OCamlPro, today we are delighted to announce that a fifth […]

julio 22, 2021

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