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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 […]

janvier 5, 2022

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Meet our 23rd ambassador, Gilmary Gallon

We are delighted to introduce our 23rd ambassador, Gilmary Gallon, senior research and innovation associate. After an education orientated toward the pharmaceutical industry and a PhD in Chemistry and physicochemistry of bio-based materials intended for health application, Gilmary Gallon shifted away from academia to the world of private research and development. Nevertheless, his experience in […]

novembre 29, 2022

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Introducing our newest ambassador, Joenio Marques da Costa!

We are delighted to introduce our 22nd ambassador, Joenio Marques da Costa. Joenio is a research Software Engineer at LISIS, a social science research laboratory. He works as a backend developer on the CorTexT platform and Risis Core Facility (RCF) project, and in a more general way, he strives to ensure the sustainability of the […]

novembre 22, 2022

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Announcing SWHAP Days in October for Landmark Legacy Software Preservation

Software Heritage is an ambitious nonprofit, entirely Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) initiative that aims at collecting, organizing, preserving for the very long term, and sharing all publicly available software in source code form, together with the corresponding complete development history where available. We are very excited to announce the launch of SWHAP Days, a two-day workshop […]

septembre 30, 2022

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New user-dedicated features

Community/users new web page A new community/users page dedicated to Software Heritage users is now available on the website. On this page, you will find all the resources available to provide SWH users with help and support. On this occasion, we have introduced new user-oriented communication channels, as presented below. User-dedicated communication channels: swh-users mailing […]

septembre 27, 2022

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Meet our 21st ambassador, Julien Caugant

We are delighted to introduce our 21st ambassador, Julien Caugant, from Aix Marseille University library.  Since 2010 Julien Caugant has been the assistant librarian at Aix-Marseille University. At the library, within the Open Science team, he supports faculty, researchers and students in the dissemination of their research productions via HAL, the french academic open repository. […]

septembre 20, 2022

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Happy Ten Years anniversary, Guix!

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the source code of all software that is publicly available, including its full development history. A few years ago, we announced the first results of a collaboration with GNU Guix, which was a stepping stone for the long-term reproducibility of research software. This collaboration is still going strong and […]

septembre 15, 2022

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Archive access and update in just one click with the updateswh browser extension

Some great Software Heritage features… In january 2019 we announced Save Code Now, a feature that allows to add or instantly update a single repository in the Software Heritage archive. This feature is increasingly used and actively contributes to the growth and the update of the archive, but requires some juggling with the browser: one […]

août 2, 2022

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Research Software gets on stage in two new European projects

In June 2020, exactly two years ago in the middle of the pandemic, a dedicated task force was assembled to work on Scholarly Infrastructures Research Software (SIRS) as part of a larger ecosystem called the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), an initiative supported by the European Commission, member states and research communities to federate research […]

juillet 12, 2022

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Introducing the Add Forge Now feature

You can now request the archival of a whole forge The mission of Software Heritage is to Collect, Preserve and Share source code from as many origins as possible. This is a humbling undertaking, as there is a huge number of different code hosting and distribution platforms out there, using different underlying technologies. To harvest […]

juillet 5, 2022

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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 […]

juin 28, 2022

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