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, […]

septembre 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 […]

septembre 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 […]

août 24, 2023

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Software Heritage priorities in the 2023 technical roadmap

Starting from 2021, Software Heritage publishes a technical roadmap that is updated yearly. As is customary for many Open Source projects, this roadmap serves both as a guideline for the development team, and as a means to share with the broader user and contributor community the current priorities. We are investing more effort into this latter […]

août 8, 2023

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Software Heritage GraphQL Explorer: More power to your APIs

Sharing the collected and preserved source code with the stakeholders is an important part of the Software Heritage mission. We are glad to unveil the newest feature to search and retrieve information from the archive – Software Heritage GraphQL Explorer. While Software Heritage’s REST APIs are a convenient and simple way for a client to […]

juillet 25, 2023

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Join us in Preserving Inria’s Software Heritage: A Call to Contribute

Software Heritage, in collaboration with the Inria alumni network and the Direction of Culture and Scientific Information (DCIS) of Inria, is excited to invite you to join us in contributing to the inventory of the software heritage built at Inria since its inception. At Software Heritage, our mission is to collect, preserve, and share all […]

juillet 3, 2023

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The first SWHID publicly available specification is out!

Identifying precisely software artifacts and their versions is of paramount importance for a variety of stakeholders, ranging from industry to academia, from cultural heritage to public administration. This issue has been a main concern for Software Heritage from the very beginning, as it is a key prerequisite to accomplish its mission to collect, preserve, and […]

juin 23, 2023

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Webhooks are here: Integrate Software Heritage with Your Development Workflow!

We have exciting news to share! As part of our mission to collect, preserve and share all software source code, we have been working to make it easy for developers to regularly archive their software in Software Heritage by introducing the dedicated save code webhooks in the API. Webhooks are a powerful tool for automation. […]

juin 1, 2023

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Software Heritage and Computer Graphics Replicability Stamp Initiative Collaborate to Ensure Open and Reproducible Science

We are pleased to announce that the Computer Graphic Replicability Stamp Initiative (GRSI) platform has adopted Software Heritage to archive and reference research software. Since 2016, the GRSI is an initiative of researchers from the computer graphics community supported by a growing list of publishers, journals, and conferences in this area (including ACM TOG, IEEE […]

mai 26, 2023

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