“Let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident.”
— Thomas Jefferson
In order to prevent information loss, and simplify access to humankind’s software heritage, we are building an international network of mirrors.
A mirror is a full copy of the Software Heritage universal source code archive, operated in agreement with, but independently from the Software Heritage organization.
This page lists the current active mirrors, and gives you basic information on how to use them.
A mirror is a read-only copy of the main Software Heritage archive. As such, it must give access to the content of the archive, but it may not provide all the features the Software Heritage offers.
Each mirror will:
A mirror will behave differently from the Software Heritage archive:
A mirror may optionally provide some of the features of the Software Heritage archive: