New user-dedicated features

Community/users new web page A new community/users page dedicated to Software Heritage users is now available on the website. On this page, you will find all the resources available to provide SWH users with help and support. On this occasion, we have introduced new user-oriented communication channels, as presented below. User-dedicated communication channels: swh-users mailing […]

September 27, 2022

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Meet our 21st ambassador, Julien Caugant

We are delighted to introduce our 21st ambassador, Julien Caugant, from Aix Marseille University library.  Since 2010 Julien Caugant has been the assistant librarian at Aix-Marseille University. At the library, within the Open Science team, he supports faculty, researchers and students in the dissemination of their research productions via HAL, the french academic open repository. […]

September 20, 2022

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Happy Ten Years anniversary, Guix!

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the source code of all software that is publicly available, including its full development history. A few years ago, we announced the first results of a collaboration with GNU Guix, which was a stepping stone for the long-term reproducibility of research software. This collaboration is still going strong and […]

September 15, 2022

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Archive access and update in just one click with the updateswh browser extension

Some great Software Heritage features… In january 2019 we announced Save Code Now, a feature that allows to add or instantly update a single repository in the Software Heritage archive. This feature is increasingly used and actively contributes to the growth and the update of the archive, but requires some juggling with the browser: one […]

August 2, 2022

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Research Software gets on stage in two new European projects

In June 2020, exactly two years ago in the middle of the pandemic, a dedicated task force was assembled to work on Scholarly Infrastructures Research Software (SIRS) as part of a larger ecosystem called the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), an initiative supported by the European Commission, member states and research communities to federate research […]

July 12, 2022

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Introducing the Add Forge Now feature

You can now request the archival of a whole forge The mission of Software Heritage is to Collect, Preserve and Share source code from as many origins as possible. This is a humbling undertaking, as there is a huge number of different code hosting and distribution platforms out there, using different underlying technologies. To harvest […]

July 5, 2022

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All of humankind’s source code in a nutshell

The mission of Sofware Heritage is to collect, preserve, and share all software that is publicly available in source code form, addressing the needs of cultural heritage, industry, research and society as a whole. As part of our long-term mission, we focus on improving the Software Heritage infrastructure and we look for future emerging technologies that may […]

June 28, 2022

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Introducing Gavin Henry, our 20th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 20th ambassador, Gavin Henry, the CIO of TelcoSwitch and founder of the recently acquired SureVoIP, an Internet Telephony Service Provider. Gavin has a technical background and his interests include all aspects of software engineering, identity management (especially around OpenLDAP), all layers of the network stack, systems programming and the […]

May 10, 2022

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What you wanted to know about Software Heritage, and never dared to ask

You have a question about Software Heritage, and look for an answer? We are delighted to announce that starting from today you can refer to a new, rich and evolving FAQ page.   In 2021, we gathered 19 ambassadors who helped identify the most recurring questions in their community regarding software source code archival, and this […]

April 14, 2022

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The 2022 Technical Roadmap is out!

Last year we introduced for the first time a public technical roadmap for our developments at Software Heritage, that provided a view of the many tasks needed to build such a complex infrastructure. We have successfully achieved most of the key tasks from the 2021 roadmap (e.g., improved save code now, improved download efficiency, deployed new archive […]

April 5, 2022

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