Depositing scientific software into Software Heritage

Thanks to a collaboration between Software Heritage (SWH), HAL-Inria and the CCSD, HAL is opening its doors to a new type of scientific deposit: software. Researchers now have the ability to deposit source code while contributing to Software Heritage, the Library of Alexandria of Software. A testing phase, started in January, 2018, allowed users to […]

septiembre 28, 2018

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Identifying billions of digital objects : a whitepaper

In the very broad scope addressed by digital preservation initiatives, a special place belongs to the scientific and technical artifacts that we need to properly archive to enable scientific reproducibility. For these artifacts we need identifiers that are not only unique and persistent, but also support integrity in an intrinsic way. They must provide strong […]

septiembre 24, 2018

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Browsing the Software Heritage archive: a guided tour

The Software Heritage mission is to collect, preserve, and share the source code from all publicly available software. An important milestone for the project was enabling access and browsing of the Software Heritage archive, and a year ago we made a first step forward by enabling programmatic access via a RESTful API. On June 7th […]

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Software preservation: a stepping stone for software citation

This blog post was originally published on Generation R ( In recent years software has become a legitimate product of research gaining more attention from the scholarly ecosystem  than ever before, and researchers feel increasingly the need to cite the software they use or produce.  Unfortunately, there is no well established best practice for doing […]

junio 25, 2018

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Opening the doors of the Software Heritage archive

Software is all around us: it powers our industry, fuels innovation, supports scientific research and lies at the heart of our societies. The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve, and make readily available the source code of all software ever written, building an essential infrastructure at the service of cultural heritage, science, industry, and society as […]

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L’UQAM soutient et embrasse la mission de Software Heritage. Nous sommes convaincus qu’il est impératif de conserver et de promouvoir l’accès aux logiciels qui contribuent à la diffusion des connaissances. Nous reconnaissons également l’importance de préserver les travaux issus des recherches scientifiques. Nous sommes honorés d’être le premier partenaire académique canadien de Software Heritage. Magda […]

junio 7, 2018

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Software preservation is a serious problem, which deserves to be addressed with high priority. Losing source code would mean losing our know-how, experiences, competencies. This would not be acceptable for future generations and this is why I consider Software Heritage an impressive initiative, which we should all support. The CROSSMINER project is supporting Software Heritage […]

junio 6, 2018

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Free and open source software has always been a vital part of Google, as we use and contribute to thousands of projects. It encourages the development of innovative new technology, and opens doors for budding engineers all over the world. Google is proud to support Software Heritage in its mission to collect, preserve, and share […]

junio 2, 2018

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Software is the infrastructure that supports the world in which we live, from the cars we drive to the homes we live in and the way we communicate and conduct business. Inherent in this global, massive code base are technical components that can unlock scientific discovery, industrial progress and cultural change. Our work at FOSSID […]

junio 1, 2018

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We’re hiring: back-end developer

Our archive keeps growing, … and our team is following! We’re now hiring a back-end developer, full-time, to grow our Paris-based team. The person who will fill the position will help Software Heritage fulfilling its software preservation mission by extending archive coverage and rolling out several user-facing features that allow to access and exploit all […]

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