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Software Heritage wins best community project award at POSS 2016

This past week, the 2016 edition of the Paris Open Source Summit (aka POSS 2016) attracted more than 7’000 participants, ranging from industries to start-ups, from developer communities to researchers. It was a great networking occasion, and all the Software Heritage team was present at the Inria booth. All the team attended the opening social event […]

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Gitorious content is safe thanks to the Archive Team

When we started Software Heritage we did not expect that publicly available source code was going to be endangered so quickly. Among other major source code hosters, Gitorious was already being taken down in mid 2015, before our initial infrastructure was ready! Luckily fellow hackers of the Archive Team were already working full speed, and they managed to […]

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Releasing our own source code, Free as in Freedom

Today we release all of our own source code as Free/Open Source Software. As we’re posting this, our fellow engineer Nicolas “olasd” Dandrimont is addressing the DebConf16 attendees with the first technical talk about Software Heritage since we went public. You can find more information about the talk on the event page as well as watch it live. To accompany […]

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Our first press release

Journalists from major press outlets and medias gathered this morning at Inria’s offices in Paris to attend the public announcement of the Software Heritage project, which we have just unveiled. We are thrilled about both the feedback we received and the interesting questions we got a chance to answer. We have live covered the press conference via Twitter, […]

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Software Heritage is now open, please come in!

Source code is special: it’s executable knowledge that is meant to be human readable, by design. Software Heritage is an ambitious initiative that aims at collecting, organizing, preserving and sharing all the source code publicly available in the world. We decided to undertake this ambitious task because software is our heritage, because software is essential for […]

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