Meet our 6th ambassador, Gerard Coen

We are delighted to introduce our 6th ambassador, Gerard Coen, Project Manager at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), the Dutch National Centre of Expertise and Repository for Research Data, that has a long standing interest in the relationship between software and data, and has been a proud sponsor of Software Heritage since its inception.  […]

July 8, 2021

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Celebrating Five Years of Building Software Heritage

On June 30, 2016, after almost two years of preparatory work, we opened up to the world the Software Heritage website unveiling to the world our long-term mission to collect, preserve and make easily available the source code of all software publicly available. Today, we are celebrating five years of continuous and passionate dedication to […]

June 30, 2021

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Introducing our latest ambassador, Mohammad Akhlaghi

Our community continues to grow: meet our fifth ambassador, Mohammad Akhlaghi, a Big Data Astronomer at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), in Spain. The IAC is a nationally-funded research center that runs two high-profile international observatories in the world.  Mohammad is highly committed to making research results more reproducible and contributes to this […]

June 29, 2021

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Introducing Vicky Rampin, our fourth ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our fourth ambassador, Vicky Rampin, librarian for research data management and reproducibility at New York University, and an advocate for open scholarship. Her background in computer science and library as well as in information science, inspires her to support research of all levels and disciplines. Her main research interests are […]

June 17, 2021

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International Archives Day

We are delighted to celebrate the International Archives Day. Launched on June 9th 2007, this day turned into a whole week in 2019 and is meant to remind all of us of the importance of archives for keeping the memories of our society. Software Heritage contributes to this mission building the long-term universal source code […]

June 10, 2021

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Introducing the 3rd Software Heritage’s ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 3rd ambassador, Malin Sandström, the Community Engagement officer for the  International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). The mission of INCF is to help make neuroscience FAIR and move it towards an open, citable ecosystem.  Malin has a PhD in computational neuroscience – she did computational modelling of the olfactory system […]

June 7, 2021

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Software Heritage welcomes Google Summer of Code students… again!

After welcoming Thibault Allançon, Kalpit Kothari, and Archit Agrawal as interns during Google Summer of Code 2019, the Software Heritage team is delighted to welcome two new students for this year: Kumar Shivendu et Daniele Serafini. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on giving more student developers access to open source software […]

June 4, 2021

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Meet the second Software Heritage ambassador

Last month, we launched the ambassadors’ program with our first ambassador, Pierre Poulain. Today we are delighted to introduce Bruno Khélifi, the second Software Heritage ambassador in academia. Bruno is a physicist working at APC  in the experimental area of very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics, as a member of the H.E.S.S. and CTA collaborations. With the CTA […]

May 27, 2021

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Know your software: contributing to cybersecurity through traceability

A recent executive order from the President of the United States focused on responding to cybersecurity threats has a full section dedicated to “Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security”. It announces forthcoming standards, procedures, or criteria regarding in particular means for:  (x)  ensuring and attesting, to the extent practicable, to the integrity and provenance of open […]

May 21, 2021

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Next Generation counters are up and running!

Software Heritage is archiving hundreds of millions of repositories, produced by tens of millions of developers. This amount to billions of distinct software artefacts (files, directories, revisions, releases) that need to be properly ingested in the gigantic Merkle graph that lies at the core of the archive. It is quite natural to want to know […]

May 11, 2021

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