Meet our 1st ambassador in 2024, Baptiste Mélès

We are delighted to introduce our 1st ambassador in 2024. Baptiste Mélès is a researcher at the Henri-Poincaré Archives, in a unit dedicated to philosophy and research on science and technology. Therefore, a significant part of his job is to study source code, using a philosophical, linguistic and historical approach. Some days leave a lasting […]

April 2, 2024

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“Towards Preserving Digital Culture”: an interview series by Camille Françoise

Our Software Heritage ambassador Camille Françoise published the “Towards Preserving Digital Culture” interview series, highlighting experts with different backgrounds and perspectives, in order to collectively advocate for software preservation. The interview series is published in Medium. ⚠️👀🤐 Spoiler alert: this addictive series contains also reading recommendations from Camille Françoise’s guests. Camille Françoise is a passionate […]

March 26, 2024

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The 2024 Software Heritage Community Workshop

On January 31st, 2024, members of the Software Heritage community came together at the Inria research center in Paris, France. This gathering, a prelude to the 2024 Symposium, was a chance for people from various backgrounds – developers, curators, librarians, open source advocates, and researchers from around the world – to share ideas and work […]

March 21, 2024

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Highlights of the 2024 Software Heritage Symposium

We’re excited to share the news that the Software Heritage Symposium 2024 materials are now accessible online: those who couldn’t join us in person for our annual event on February 1st, 2024 will now find video recordings of all sessions and the detailed slide decks from our speakers on the event webpage. Over the past […]

March 12, 2024

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Pioneering the Future of Code Preservation and AI with StarCoder2

Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make the entire body of software source code easily available, especially emphasizing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as a digital commons encapsulating decades of human ingenuity. Our journey is dedicated not only to safeguarding this invaluable resource for future generations but also to maximizing its utility […]

February 28, 2024

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Partnering in the FAIR-IMPACT Open Call to implement the Research Software Metadata Guidelines

We’re happy to share with you a new opportunity emerging from the FAIR-IMPACT European project: the Research Software support offer. Software Heritage is a partner in the FAIR-IMPACT project to increase recognition of research software and improve software curation and metadata standardization in the scholarly ecosystem. The current support offer is open to researchers, practitioners, […]

February 15, 2024

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Software Heritage in 2023: a perspective

As we enter 2024, we publish, as usual, our annual report on the past year, and like last year this is now available as a → standalone document ←, making it easier to grasp the breadth of the mission, follow the progress made and share it with a broader audience. The start of 2023 witnessed the […]

February 1, 2024

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Join the 2024 Software Heritage Symposium at UNESCO

We’re excited to announce the Software Heritage Annual Symposium on February 1st, 2024, hosted at UNESCO Headquarters. Now in its third iteration, this exclusive gathering will focus on the preservation and sharing of software source code, addressing its impact on digital development, scientific innovation, and cultural heritage. The hybrid event, offering both virtual and on-site […]

January 15, 2024

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Meet our 10th ambassador in 2023, Wendy Hagenmaier

We are delighted to introduce our 10th ambassador in 2023, Wendy Hagenmaier! Wendy Hagenmaier is the Software Preservation Program Manager at Yale University Library, where she leads the Emulation-as-a-Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) program to empower the widespread use of emulation for interaction with software, computer systems, collections, and data. The Yale University Library software preservation team […]

December 28, 2023

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ENEA opens the first Software Heritage Mirror

We are excited to announce that ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has successfully deployed the first mirror as part of the Software Heritage Mirror Network. This significant development marks a crucial step towards preserving and protecting our software commons. You can visit the ENEA mirror today, available […]

December 14, 2023

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