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Improving the Subversion loader and adding a CVS loader

As announced 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  with a particular focus on Open Access, Open Science and Open Source, we are excited to unveil a […]

December 10, 2020

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Bringing software to the limelight in the Research Data Alliance

“Sometimes, if you don’t have the software, you don’t have the data” Christine Borgman, Paris, 2018 Supporting Open Science and reproducibility of research is part of our mission: we are are building the essential infrastructure to support archival and reference of source code, supporting the scholarly echosystem, we contribute to community efforts to describe research […]

December 3, 2020

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CNRS joins forces with Software Heritage for Open Science

Today, we are excited to share the news that CNRS, a driving force in the Open Science movement that wants to render accessible to all the results of public research, has joined our growing community as a Platinum sponsor  to build together the software pillar of Open Science putting software source code on a par […]

November 26, 2020

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eLife archives research software in Software Heritage

Supporting Open Science and reproducibility of research is part of our mission, and we are excited to announce that the journal eLife has decided to systematically save source code repositories in the Software Heritage archive containing all software artifacts associated with the published article. eLife is an open-access journal aiming to publish work of the […]

November 12, 2020

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Connecting scholarly repositories with the Software Heritage archive

As announced few months ago, we received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support contributions from experts that want to help increase the coverage of the Sofware Heritage archive. Today, we are delighted to announce that a first subgrant has been awarded to Cottage Labs a software development consultancy with roots in […]

October 27, 2020

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Post-doc researcher position now open!

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. The scientific community is increasingly interested in the new opportunities that this knowledge base creates for research, and we are delighted […]

October 6, 2020

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250.000 endangered Mercurial repositories rescued!

When the popular Bitbucket code hosting platform decided to discontinue support for the Mercurial version control system, we announced that Software Heritage and Octobus were starting a collaboration to rescue and archive all 250.000 endangered public Mercurial repositories. This is a complex undertaking that requires deep expertise and involves various phases: rescuing all the repositories, […]

September 17, 2020

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Welcome to Software Heritage’s video channel

Subscribe to the video channel! At Software Heritage, we work hard to build the universal archive of software source code, and we want to keep you up to date on what’s new and help you make the most out of the archive. A few weeks ago, we were happy to introduce the Software Heritage Newsletter […]

July 23, 2020

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic identifiers

Building a solid web of knowledge that lasts over time is of paramount importance for academia. A key component of this are the links between the different research outputs, and for this reason references, citations, and various systems of identifiers have been used for centuries, well before the computer era. These systems of identifiers come […]

July 9, 2020

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