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Development information

Software Heritage is developed transparently and collaboratively. We release all the software we develop as Free/Open Source Software (FOSS). We encourage bug reports and code contributions from everyone interested in pursuing our software preservation mission.

Resources

Forge

Where our software development happens: git repositories, issue and bug tracker, code reviews, and more.

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Mailing list

Technical discussions about Software Heritage happen on the public swh-devel mailing list.

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IRC channel

Our development team hangs out on the #swh-devel IRC channel on FreeNode.

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Wiki

Where we collect public, community-curated information about Software Heritage and its development.

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Principles

True to our Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) roots, we develop Software Heritage as openly as materially possible. We release all our software under well known Free/Open Source Software licenses. Our typical licenses of choice are:

  • AGPLv3+ for public-facing services on the Internet
  • GPLv3+ for backend code and services
  • Apache 2 for Puppet code and recipes

We strive to keep our community welcoming and will not tolerate misconduct of any kind. If you encounter issues while interacting with our development community, please contact us.