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Meet the second Software Heritage ambassador

Last month, we launched the ambassadors’ program with our first ambassador, Pierre Poulain. Today we are delighted to introduce Bruno Khélifi, the second Software Heritage ambassador in academia. Bruno is a physicist working at APC  in the experimental area of very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics, as a member of the H.E.S.S. and CTA collaborations. With the CTA […]

mai 27, 2021

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Know your software: contributing to cybersecurity through traceability

A recent executive order from the President of the United States focused on responding to cybersecurity threats has a full section dedicated to « Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security ». It announces forthcoming standards, procedures, or criteria regarding in particular means for:  (x)  ensuring and attesting, to the extent practicable, to the integrity and provenance of open […]

mai 21, 2021

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Next Generation counters are up and running!

Software Heritage is archiving hundreds of millions of repositories, produced by tens of millions of developers. This amount to billions of distinct software artefacts (files, directories, revisions, releases) that need to be properly ingested in the gigantic Merkle graph that lies at the core of the archive. It is quite natural to want to know […]

mai 11, 2021

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Meet the first Software Heritage ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our first ambassador, Pierre Poulain. Pierre has a PhD in physics and is a lecturer in bioinformatics at the University of Paris. He develops methods and tools for the analysis and visualisation of biological data, in particular from public databases.  Convinced that open science and especially open source is a […]

avril 29, 2021

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Connecting with the OCaml ecosystem

As announced here before, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Software Heritage archive. After a first subgrant awarded to Cottage Labs, a second one awarded to Stefan Sperling, and a third awarded to Octobus, today we are […]

avril 20, 2021

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A peek under the hood with the 2021 Roadmap

Our mission at Software Heritage is to build the long term universal source code archive, by collecting, preserving and sharing the source code of all software publicly available. This ambitious undertaking requires tackling significant technical challenges that are,  like for many global scale services used daily worldwide, hidden behind a simple, easy to use interface […]

avril 8, 2021

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Towards a next generation object storage for Software Heritage

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With 10 billion source files from more than 150 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Building the Software Heritage infrastructure is no simple feat. We already described the challenge […]

mars 11, 2021

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We are hiring! Join Software Heritage’s team!

Software Heritage’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the source code of all publicly available software, and in doing so, it is creating a one of a kind knowledge base about software development. We are looking for a senior back-end developer to grow our development team. The software engineer will be working on: implementing […]

février 1, 2021

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Archiving SourceForge and supporting Bazaar

As announced here before, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Software Heritage archive. After a first subgrant awarded to Cottage Labs and a second one awarded to Stefan Sperling, today we are thrilled to announce that a […]

janvier 21, 2021

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Software Heritage in 2020: looking beyond the crisis

The year that has passed since we posted our last activity report is a very special one: humankind has been confronted with a global crisis that young generations have never seen the equivalent before, but it is not the first time we are confronted with such a challenge, and it will not be the last. […]

janvier 7, 2021

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