Viewpoints on software in research at the Gustave Eiffel University

Software Heritage, the persistent source-code archive: what is it and how to use it?

Interview with Céline Rousselot and Joenio Marques da Costa On Nov. 13th, 2023, our ambassador Joenio Marques da Costa delivered a talk during a session of “Rendez-vous Data”, by “Data Univ Eiffel”, the data and software management cluster implemented at Gustave Eiffel University. This local cluster is part of the French national network of clusters dedicated […]

December 12, 2023

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Connecting publications and software with SoFAIR

We are thrilled to share the news that Software Heritage is participating in the SoFAIR project, awarded through the CHISTERA Open Research Data & Software Call. This collaborative initiative is geared towards elevating the discoverability and reusability of open research software, aligning with our commitment to advancing the accessibility of software source code artifacts. The […]

December 8, 2023

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Meet our 9th ambassador in 2023, Frédéric Santos

We are delighted to introduce our 9th ambassador in 2023, Frédéric Santos! After a master’s degree in applied mathematics, Frédéric has been working since 2010 as a data analyst in PACEA, a research laboratory in archaeological sciences at the CNRS and University of Bordeaux. His research activities are focused on statistical methods allowing for establishing […]

December 5, 2023

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Software Heritage officially selected for the 5th SCOSS pledging campaign

We are excited to announce that the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) board has selected Software Heritage for its next pledging round, recognizing Software Heritage as a crucial open science infrastructure ensuring continuous access to the software code outputs generated by researchers worldwide. We look forward to seeing SCOSS members join the […]

November 21, 2023

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#swMATH archives the source code developed by mathematicians in Software Heritage!

Modern mathematical research goes beyond conventional publications, encompassing a substantial collection of knowledge embedded in software source code. In recognition of the importance of preserving this wealth of information and in the spirit of encouraging an Open Science ecosystem, a partnership has been established between Software Heritage and the swMATH portal. The swMATH portal serves […]

November 2, 2023

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Unveiling the Amaya Story: A Pioneering Web Browser and Editor

We are delighted to present a new Landmark Legacy Software Story to Inria’s stories collection: the story of the web browser and editor Amaya.  Preserving landmark legacy software Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve and share all software source code. Within this mission, there is a category of software which had a profound impact […]

October 26, 2023

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Software Heritage Statement on Large Language Models for Code

Our mission at Software Heritage is to collect, preserve, and make publicly available the entire body of software, in the preferred form for making modifications to it. We consider that publicly available source code, and even more so Free and Open  Source Software (FOSS), is a digital commons that embodies decades of human creative effort. […]

October 19, 2023

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Software Heritage’s Documentation: A Fresh Journey Begins!

We are thrilled to present the recently created Software Heritage documentation landing page for users and contributors at On the landing page, you can browse the available resources and also contribute to improving the documentation! Knowledge about Software Heritage exists in various forms, in many places and for different audiences:  Technical documentation for partners, […]

September 8, 2023

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Meet our 8th ambassador in 2023, Bertrand Néron

We are delighted to introduce our 8th ambassador in 2023, Bertrand Néron! Bertrand holds a PhD in cellular physiology and has been working as a research software engineer at the Pasteur Institute since 2003. He specializes in the field of bioinformatics, within the “Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Hub”, which serves as a core facility. One could […]

September 7, 2023

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Deep Dive into the archival of Software Metadata

Software metadata is vital for the classification, curation, and sharing of free and open-source software (FOSS). In a recent presentation at the Software Heritage Ambassador’s plenary, Morane Gruenpeter and Valentin Lorentz discussed the collection, preservation, and sharing of software metadata to build the semantic web of FOSS. Software Heritage aims to collect, preserve and share […]

August 24, 2023

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