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Introducing the Software Heritage Ambassador programme

We are delighted to announce the Software Heritage ambassador programme, and look forward to welcome enthusiastic organizations and individuals that want to help spread the word about Software Heritage and the services it provides to society as a whole. The mission of Software Heritage is to build a common, multi-stakeholder, non profit infrastructure for collecting, […]

diciembre 22, 2020

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Towards a better understanding of FAIR principles for software

As announced at our latest annual progress report (2019), we participate in the FAIRsFAIR european project (Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe) which aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. A large part of the technical and scientific knowledge that is being developed today resides in […]

diciembre 15, 2020

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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 […]

diciembre 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 […]

diciembre 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 […]

noviembre 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 […]

noviembre 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 […]

octubre 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 […]

octubre 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, […]

septiembre 17, 2020

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