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The National Open Science Plan was launched on 4 July 2018 by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.  This plan includes a provision to support Software Heritage, an initiative that we consider a major pillar of open science. In addition to enabling open access to publications and research data, making research software source […]

September 5, 2019

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EOSC-Pillar

We are excited to have SoftwareHeritage as one of the pilot initiatives aimed at bringing valuable tools and services  to European researchers. Referencing and preserving massive collections of software source code, and the capability to link these to publications, will be an extremely  effective addition to the EOSC service catalog: it constitutes one of the […]

August 30, 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 […]

August 5, 2019

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Archiving and referencing the Apollo source code

Apollo Guidance Computer and its DSKY

It was fifty years ago, July 20th 1969. Six hundred million people all over the world were holding their breath watching on television the blurry black and white images of the first manned spacecraft landing on the moon: I was one of them, and I will never forget the huge emotion we all felt. Software […]

July 20, 2019

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Università di Pisa

Pisa has been the first Italian University to foresee the future relevance of computer science, and it has committed to its development early on: by supporting the building of the first computer designed in our country in the late Fifties of the last century, and by introducing the first course in Informatics in Italy in […]

June 27, 2019

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UNESCO

Software source code represents unique knowledge of humanity’s recent history. It is therefore crucial to work together collectively so that the knowledge embedded in software source code is properly preserved, valued and shared with all. This lies at the core of UNESCO’s cooperation with Inria to support the creation of Software Heritage, the global archive […]

June 24, 2019

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Announcing the Software Heritage Graph Dataset

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code, and we have already assembled the largest existing public archive of software source code, spanning tens of millions of software projects. The archive is composed of all the individual source code files, and a huge graph retracing all […]

June 6, 2019

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VMware

To collect, preserve, and share all software that is publicly available in source code form is a tremendous task and a tremendously important one. VMware believes that open source software is an essential building block of today’s technology solutions and IT strategies. Because of this, we are proud to support Software Heritage in this undertaking. […]

May 28, 2019

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Mining software metadata for 80 M projects and even more

You can now search archived source code by project metadata. Navigating through the vast amount of source code archived by Software Heritage can be daunting, and we are working to provide appropriate tools to search inside it. As a first step in this direction, we have been providing you with the possibility to search among […]

May 28, 2019

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Software Heritage welcomes Google Summer of Code students!

Software Heritage’s team is delighted to welcome Thibault Allançon, Kalpit Kothari and Archit Agrawal as interns for Google Summer of Code 2019! Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on giving more student developers access to open source software development. During the (northern hemisphere) Summer break, students work with an open source organization […]

May 24, 2019

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