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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 […]

juin 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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Donate to Software Heritage!

[ TL;DR: you can now donate to support our work! ] Software is at the heart of our digital society and embodies a growing part of our scientific, technical and organisational knowledge, to the point that we can say it is now part of our cultural heritage. The Software Heritage project’s stated mission is to ensure that this […]

avril 20, 2018

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Getting up to speed, clear sky ahead

One year has passed after we posted our first activity report, and it is now a good time to look at what was accomplished in 2017, and give some perspective on the future. Our mission and our principles Here at Software Heritage, we are taking over the mission of collecting, preserving, and sharing the source […]

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Software Heritage: a white paper

The initial flurry of activities related to unveiling the project, getting it up and running at a technical level, and networking with all our initial partners and allies didn’t leave us much « calm time » to sit down and write about it for the broader digital preservation community. We are happy to report that earlier on in […]

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Job Opportunity: GNU/Linux System Administrator

It’s that time of the year again! We are happy to announce that we’re hiring to grow our Paris-based team and further pursue the Software Heritage mission. Specifically, we are now looking for a senior GNU/Linux system administrator to grow our operations team, which is critical to the success of the project. The team is in charge of guaranteeing reliability of […]

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Raising awareness for Software Source Code preservation and access

Today, at Unesco’s headquarters in Paris, a formal partnership agreement has been signed between Unesco and Inria to establish a framework for collaboration on preserving the knowledge embedded in software source code, and making it widely available. These are two key pillars of our mission here at Software Heritage, and we are extremely excited to see […]

avril 4, 2017

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List the content of your favorite forge in just a few steps

Back in November 2016, Nicolas Dandrimont wrote about structural code changes leading to a massive (+15 million!) upswing in the number of repositories archived by Software Heritage through a combination of automatic linkage between the listing and loading scheduler, new understanding of how to deal with extremely large repository hosts like GitHub, and activating a […]

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