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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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Sloan Foundation

The Software Heritage Archive is an important resource in software preservation, not just as a critical repository of cultural heritage, but also for historical and sociological studies of how software is produced and the identification of legacy vulnerabilities of critical systems that have evolved over time. The Sloan Foundation is pleased to be able to […]

mai 20, 2020

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Growing adoption of Software Heritage Identifiers (SWHID)

Software Heritage is a long term effort to build a common infrastructure to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software publicly available. We are delighted to share some great news about the intrinsic identifiers, called SWHIDs, that the Software Heritage archive provides for the tens of billions of software artifacts that it […]

mai 13, 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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One hundred millions projects archived… and counting!

Software source code is a precious asset and an endangered heritage that we need to take care of, and this is why  Software Heritage has the set goal to collect all publicly available software in source code form together with its development history, ensure its long term preservation, and make it available to all. Today, […]

avril 8, 2020

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Experts join forces to expand the Software Heritage archive

We are delighted to announce today that Octobus and Tweag, with support from an European grant managed by NLNet, will  contribute their expertise to Software Heritage’s long term mission to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software that is publicly available, a very important part of humankind’s heritage. This is an important […]

mars 26, 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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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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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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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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