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Software Heritage in 2019: a progress report

Pursuing our mission to collect, preserve and share the source code of all software ever written, 2019 was a year of great achievements for Software Heritage. Today is a good time to look back and talk about what has been accomplished in 2019 since our last activity report, and give some perspective on the future. […]

December 31, 2019

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GitHub joins forces to preserve source code

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code. With more than 6.4 billion source files from more than 91 million projects, including Debian, GitHub, GitLab, Gitorious, GoogleCode, GNU, Python Package Index and more, the Software Heritage archive has the unique ability to retrace the detailed history […]

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Research Software Hackathon at FORCE2019

Last week, we had the pleasure to participate in the Research Software Hackathon during the FORCE2019 conference. It was remarkable to see so many people interested in the same goal: making software a first class citizen in the scholarly world. The day started with engaging presentations about the different working groups involved and the challenges […]

October 23, 2019

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ENEA, Software Heritage’s Italian mirror

Software Heritage archives, collects, preserves and makes accessible the source code of all publicly available software in the world, building a modern Library of Alexandria of software source code. Unlike the original Library of Alexandria, whose contents were lost in a fire, Software Heritage has a long term strategy to ensure that its contents will […]

October 3, 2019

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We are hiring… again!

To continue Software Heritage’s project success, we are recruiting a postdoc researcher profile to empower our Paris-based team.  The postdoc’s topic is to work on large-scale, big data graph analysis for the purpose of tracking the provenance of software source code artifacts, such as source code files and commits, as captured by state-of-the art distributed […]

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Software Heritage for Open Science

On july 4th 2018 was unveiled the French national plan for Open Science, that identifies Software Heritage as one key initiative to support. Today we are delighted to welcome the French Ministry of Research as our first gold sponsor, contributing effectively to our efforts. We are very grateful for this institutional support, and we look […]

September 5, 2019

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Saving and referencing research software in Software Heritage

Software Heritage allows to archive seamlessly your research software artifacts, and also to add to your research articles precise references to specific versions of the source code, down to fragments of individual source files. This allows to enhance significantly the experience of the reviewers of your work (for example, the artifact evaluation committees), and more […]

August 5, 2019

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Archiving and referencing the Apollo source code

Apollo Guidance Computer and its DSKY

It was fifty years ago, July 20th 1969. Six hundred million people all over the world were holding their breath watching on television the blurry black and white images of the first manned spacecraft landing on the moon: I was one of them, and I will never forget the huge emotion we all felt. Software […]

July 20, 2019

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Announcing the Software Heritage Graph Dataset

The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all the publicly available source code, and we have already assembled the largest existing public archive of software source code, spanning tens of millions of software projects. The archive is composed of all the individual source code files, and a huge graph retracing all […]

June 6, 2019

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