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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. […]

décembre 31, 2019

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IPOL archives research software in Software Heritage

Supporting Open Science and reproducibility of research is part of our mission, and we are excited to announce that the Image Processing On Line journal (IPOL) has decided to deposit systematically in the Software Heritage archive all the software artifacts associated to the articles it publishes. IPOL is an Open Access research journal of image […]

juin 11, 2020

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Citing software with style

Software, and software source code in particular, is a pillar of modern research, and a stepping stone for Open Science. It must be properly archived, referenced, described and cited in order to build a stable and long lasting corpus of scientific knowledge. Treating software as a first class citizen… And yet, for a long time […]

mai 26, 2020

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Welcoming Sloan support to expand the Software Heritage archive

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With more than 7 billion source files from more than 120 million projects, the Software Heritage archive has the unique ability to retrace the detailed history of revisions of all versions of the code it contains. We are deligthed to announce a […]

mai 20, 2020

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Rescuing 250000+ endangered Mercurial repositories

A significant amount of publicly available source code is hosted free of charge on a variety of software development platforms, some of which have been and continue to be phased out for various reasons. Salvaging this code before it’s too late is one of the reasons why Software Heritage was born in the first place, […]

avril 23, 2020

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Software Heritage contributes CodeMeta generator to the community

Software projects are a precious part of our technical, scientific and organisational knowledge, and that’s why Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve and share all their source code. In order to make it easy to discover the software projects you may be interested in, among the tens of millions that we archive, it is […]

mars 18, 2020

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Software Heritage sponsors meet at UNESCO’s headquarters

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the available source code, for the benefit of all.   In the long journey we have undertaken, we are delighted to have established a strong partnership with UNESCO, starting with the Inria and UNESCO framework agreement on the preservation and sharing of the source […]

février 19, 2020

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The swh-badges are here!

In recent years, the trend of adding badges to a repository’s README file, became very popular. Many possibilities exist; license, continuous integration, passing tests, peer reviewed, chat, release date, and much more… We are happy to introduce the Software Heritage badges (swh-badges), that you can use to link to the archived source code. There are […]

janvier 13, 2020

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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 […]

novembre 28, 2019

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GitHub joins forces to preserve source code

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With more than 6.4 billion source files from more than 91 million projects, including Debian, GitHub, GitLab, Gitorious, GoogleCode, GNU, Python Package Index and more, the Software Heritage archive has the unique ability to retrace the detailed history […]

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