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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. […]

janvier 7, 2021

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Introducing Vicky Rampin, our fourth ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our fourth ambassador, Vicky Rampin, librarian for research data management and reproducibility at New York University, and an advocate for open scholarship. Her background in computer science and library as well as in information science, inspires her to support research of all levels and disciplines. Her main research interests are […]

juin 17, 2021

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International Archives Day

We are delighted to celebrate the International Archives Day. Launched on June 9th 2007, this day turned into a whole week in 2019 and is meant to remind all of us of the importance of archives for keeping the memories of our society. Software Heritage contributes to this mission building the long-term universal source code […]

juin 10, 2021

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Introducing the 3rd Software Heritage’s ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 3rd ambassador, Malin Sandström, the Community Engagement officer for the  International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). The mission of INCF is to help make neuroscience FAIR and move it towards an open, citable ecosystem.  Malin has a PhD in computational neuroscience – she did computational modelling of the olfactory system […]

juin 7, 2021

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Software Heritage welcomes Google Summer of Code students… again!

After welcoming Thibault Allançon, Kalpit Kothari, and Archit Agrawal as interns during Google Summer of Code 2019, the Software Heritage team is delighted to welcome two new students for this year: Kumar Shivendu et Daniele Serafini. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on giving more student developers access to open source software […]

juin 4, 2021

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Meet the second Software Heritage ambassador

Last month, we launched the ambassadors’ program with our first ambassador, Pierre Poulain. Today we are delighted to introduce Bruno Khélifi, the second Software Heritage ambassador in academia. Bruno is a physicist working at APC  in the experimental area of very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics, as a member of the H.E.S.S. and CTA collaborations. With the CTA […]

mai 27, 2021

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Know your software: contributing to cybersecurity through traceability

A recent executive order from the President of the United States focused on responding to cybersecurity threats has a full section dedicated to « Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security ». It announces forthcoming standards, procedures, or criteria regarding in particular means for:  (x)  ensuring and attesting, to the extent practicable, to the integrity and provenance of open […]

mai 21, 2021

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Next Generation counters are up and running!

Software Heritage is archiving hundreds of millions of repositories, produced by tens of millions of developers. This amount to billions of distinct software artefacts (files, directories, revisions, releases) that need to be properly ingested in the gigantic Merkle graph that lies at the core of the archive. It is quite natural to want to know […]

mai 11, 2021

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Meet the first Software Heritage ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our first ambassador, Pierre Poulain. Pierre has a PhD in physics and is a lecturer in bioinformatics at the University of Paris. He develops methods and tools for the analysis and visualisation of biological data, in particular from public databases.  Convinced that open science and especially open source is a […]

avril 29, 2021

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Connecting with the OCaml 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, and a third awarded to Octobus, today we are […]

avril 20, 2021

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A peek under the hood with the 2021 Roadmap

Our mission at Software Heritage is to build the long term universal source code archive, by collecting, preserving and sharing the source code of all software publicly available. This ambitious undertaking requires tackling significant technical challenges that are,  like for many global scale services used daily worldwide, hidden behind a simple, easy to use interface […]

avril 8, 2021

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