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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, […]

April 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 […]

March 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 […]

March 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 […]

February 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 […]

January 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. […]

December 31, 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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Research Software Hackathon at FORCE2019

Last week, we had the pleasure to participate in the Research Software Hackathon during the FORCE2019 conference. It was remarkable to see so many people interested in the same goal: making software a first class citizen in the scholarly world. The day started with engaging presentations about the different working groups involved and the challenges […]

October 23, 2019

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ENEA, Software Heritage’s Italian mirror

Software Heritage archives, collects, preserves and makes accessible the source code of all publicly available software in the world, building a modern Library of Alexandria of software source code. Unlike the original Library of Alexandria, whose contents were lost in a fire, Software Heritage has a long term strategy to ensure that its contents will […]

October 3, 2019

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