Introducing Flavia Marzano, our newest ambassador

We are delighted to introduce Flavia Marzano, a computer scientist with more than 30 years of contribution to innovation in Public Administration. Flavia is a Computer scientist, university lecturer and consultant with an extensive track record of contributions to a broad spectrum of important issues for Public Administration, ranging from Digital Transformation to Open Government […]

February 24, 2022

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Meet our 1st ambassador in 2022, Italo Vignoli

We are delighted to introduce our 1st ambassador in 2022, Italo Vignoli, a founder of the LibreOffice project. Italo is the Chairman Emeritus of Associazione LibreItalia, a member of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and a former board member of Open Source Initiative (OSI). He co-leads LibreOffice global marketing efforts. He has been an active […]

February 17, 2022

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Building the technology needed to bridge the Software Heritage archive

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With almost 12 billion source files from more than 172 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Today we are delighted to share that one more subgrant has been awarded! […]

February 10, 2022

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Hashbang to help expanding the coverage of the  Software Heritage archive

Software Heritage’s long term goal is to archive the publicly available source code of all software ever written.  Today, we are excited to announce that a 7th subgrant managed by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been awarded to Hashbang to help to expand the coverage of the  Software Heritage archive, by enabling the archival of […]

February 3, 2022

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Towards a Software Pillar for Open Science at OSEC 2022 (5/2/2022)

During the five years celebration event held on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters, software and open science were on the centre stage, with a presentation of the second french National Plan for Open Science and the UNESCO recommendation on Open Science, approved by the member states just a few days before. We are delighted to share the news that […]

February 1, 2022

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The Software Heritage 5 years anniversary event page is here!

On November 30th 2021 we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Software Heritage at Unesco‘s headquarters in Paris. This was a special day, and marked the birth of the Sofware Heritage International Conference, where our growing international community came together: we had a rich program that covered the multiple facets of Sofware Heritage, with high-level personalities, sponsors, […]

January 20, 2022

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Preserving source code archive files

As announced here before, we partnered with funders around the world to provide grants for experts that are willing to engage with the long term mission of Software Heritage. Today we are delighted to share that one more subgrant has been awarded! Thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Timothy Sample, will be working to enable the […]

January 13, 2022

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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 […]

January 5, 2022

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Seventeen Software Heritage Ambassadors in 2021

The stated mission of Software Heritage is to build the universal software source code archive,  enabling a wealth of applications in academia, cultural heritage, industry and public administration. This is a humbling undertaking, and will only succeed if a large community teams up to contribute to it. The Software Heritage ambassador program was launched a […]

December 21, 2021

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Software Stories: a novel approach to present landmark legacy code

During the fifth anniversary of Software Heritage, we have unveiled Software Stories, a novel approach to present the history of landmark software projects, making it accessible to a wide range of software enthusiasts without any technical background. The Software Stories project is a joint collaboration with the team and the University of Pisa. In […]

December 20, 2021

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