Software Heritage in 2021: five years already!

Despite the health crisis we have been experiencing since March 2020, Software Heritage pursues its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing software source code, which started many years ago and was unveiled to the public on June 30th 2016. Expanding the archive: a collective effort The archive is growing steadily, counting now over 11 billion […]

January 5, 2022

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Seventeen Software Heritage Ambassadors in 2021

The stated mission of Software Heritage is to build the universal software source code archive,  enabling a wealth of applications in academia, cultural heritage, industry and public administration. This is a humbling undertaking, and will only succeed if a large community teams up to contribute to it. The Software Heritage ambassador program was launched a […]

December 21, 2021

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Software Stories: a novel approach to present landmark legacy code

During the fifth anniversary of Software Heritage, we have unveiled Software Stories, a novel approach to present the history of landmark software projects, making it accessible to a wide range of software enthusiasts without any technical background. The Software Stories project is a joint collaboration with the team and the University of Pisa. In […]

December 20, 2021

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Meeting at UNESCO to celebrate five years of Software Heritage

© Inria / Photo B. Fourrier

This year 2021 we celebrate five years of continuous and passionate dedication to the Software Heritage mission, which we announced to the world on June 30th 2016: to collect, preserve and share all the available source code, for the benefit of society as a whole.  A growing international community gets together for the 5 years […]

December 16, 2021

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Join the donor community, and help preserve software

Click here to become a donor! Our non-profit mission at Software Heritage is to collect, preserve forever, and make publicly available the entire body of software, in the preferred form for making modifications to it. We have started pursuing this ambitious goal 5 years ago and, since then, we have already assembled the largest publicly […]

December 7, 2021

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Introducing our 16th and 17th ambassadors, Cécile and Océane

We are delighted to introduce our 16th and 17th ambassadors, Cécile Arènes and Océane Valencia from the Sorbonne University library. Cécile is a data librarian and Océane is an archivist and the head of the archives and records department. Sorbonne University is strongly committed to open science and the library has an Open Access Department and […]

November 26, 2021

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Introducing Sandrine Layrisse, our 15th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 15th ambassador, Sandrine Layrisse, System and network administrator at the Bordeaux Mathematics Institute (IMB – CNRS, Bordeaux INP and Université de Bordeaux. Her involvement in the Online Platform for Mathematics (Plateforme en ligne pour les mathématiques (PLM) team is enabling the new PLM services to move towards the provision […]

October 22, 2021

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A new effort to expand the Software Heritage archive

Software Heritage’s long term goal is to archive the publicly available source code of all software ever written.  Today, we’re excited to announce that a third grant managed by NLNet has been awarded to Octobus to help expand the coverage of the Software Heritage archive, by developing new listers and loaders, including CargoGo, Packagist, RubyGems, […]

October 14, 2021

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Introducing Dare Pejić, our 14th ambassador

We are delighted to introduce our 14th ambassador, Dare Pejić, producer in new media & digital arts. As a programme coordinator and producer at Ljubljana’s Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, he conceived and organized Algopolis, the very first live coding festival in Slovenia.  Dare’s master’s thesis at UNESCO chair for cultural policies and arts management […]

September 30, 2021

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Building the 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 over 11 billion source files from more than 160 million projects, the Software Heritage archive is the largest collection of source code ever created. Building the Software Heritage infrastructure is challenging. This is why we partnered with […]

September 24, 2021

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