Hall of fame


Nicolas Gattolin

Nicolas Gattolin is a computer science engineer specialized in information security, with deep interest in libre culture, information representation and processing, linguistics, and complex systems. 

He is involved in FOSS projects such as Weboob, Silence and Python-docs-fr.

He has a deep desire of contributing to commons goods.

François Tigeot

François is an Entrepreneur and System Engineer. He loves working with Free Software and non-trivial storage solutions. He joined the Software Heritage team in December 2017.

François is also a software developer in Open Source projects. He was involved in LibreOffice among other things in the past and he is now mostly working on DragonFly graphics kernel drivers in his spare time.

Legal advisors

Magali Fitzgibbon

Magali Fitzgibbon is an intellectual property lawyer specialized in Software, curious about technology and its interaction with Law. She worked on intellectual property and FLOSS management issues in software development process. This experience led her to join Software Heritage at the beginning of 2017 to work on legal issues, as well as on the sponsoring and fundraising program. 


Tanya Perelmuter

Tanya Perelmuter is an expert at building partnerships around data and digital technologies for both private companies and philanthropic foundations.  She advises start-ups on fundraising and business development.  Before that she was director of strategic partnerships at Riskdata, a financial risk-management platform.

Tanya is a board member of Fondation Abeona, which promotes projects where data science and artificial intelligence advance  gender equality. She holds an engineering degree from Columbia University and a certification in data science from École Polytechnique.

Fundraising Officer

John Hsieh

John joined Software Heritage in 2021. Directly prior, he served as Deputy Director of the Free Software Foundation. With a 15-year career in senior management with human service, arts, and social justice organizations, John has deep experience across all facets of nonprofit development and fundraising. He holds graduate degrees in business and community economic development.

Former interns

Quentin Campos

Quentin joined the Software Heritage team in 2016 for his graduation internship, finishing his Master degree in Computer Sciences at University Paris-est Marne-la-Vallée. He contributes to the distributed, fault tolerant object storage that Software Heritage uses to store different versions of individual source code files.

Jordi Bertran de Balanda

Jordi joined the Software Heritage team as an intern in 2016, while finishing his first year of Master’s degree in Computer Science at University Pierre et Marie Curie. He contributes as a front-end developer for web-based, public facing Software Heritage services.

Sushant Mukhija

Sushant joined the Software Heritage team as an intern in 2017 while finishing a Bachelors degree in Electrical at IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur, India. He believes “Learn something about everything and everything about something” (-Thomas Huxley). Apart from Academics, he enjoys spending time watching football. He will work on automating the process of collection and ingestion of Debian source packages into the Software Heritage archive.

Thibault Allançon

Thibault first contributed to Software Heritage in 2019 during the Google Summer of Code, working on the compression of the Software Heritage archive graph representation. 

He then interned in 2020, working this time on the FUSE bindings, to allow anyone to locally mount and explore the entire Software Heritage archive.

Visiting hackers

Avi Kelman

Avi is a wandering underwater roboticist by day and a Free Software, community, and sharing advocate by night. He believes that historical preservation of ephemeral information is critical to understanding our societies and that the worst feeling in the world is the one you get when you can’t find something that you are certain should be there. One of his goals as visiting hacker is to make external code contributions to the project easier for people by reducing the necessary cognitive load.