Hall of fame

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. 


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.

Antoine Pietri

Antoine joined Software Heritage in January 2017 as a software engineer, to work on large-scale analysis of the source code available from the Software Heritage archive.

In his spare time, he organizes the programming contest Prologin.

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.

Andrés Viso

Andrés Viso studied Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires and made his PhD in semantics for functional programming languages. His interest varies from theoretical aspects of Computer Science to more practical solutions involving Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. Aside from his academic research activity, he has been working in the industry developing software for the past decade. Most of the projects involved using GP/GPU technology for real-time audio/video processing combined with AI and CV techniques. Andrés is also a part-time musician, playing bass guitar and other instruments in different bands, although he considers himself mainly a guitar player.

Visiting scientists

Elisabetta Mori

Elisabetta Mori holds a Ph.D in History and Philosophy of Computing at Middlesex University, London. 

Her research focus is the European history of computing, with a special interest in software preservation and Human-Computer interaction. She is a professionally trained oral historian of computing. She is a member of the French ANR-funded project PROGRAMme, a member of the Computer Conservation Society, a member of the LEO Computers Society and an external member of the Business and Labour History Group at the University of Sydney. She is collaborating with the Museum of Computing Machinery of the University of Pisa in Italy and with the Archives of IT in the UK. 

At Software Heritage she will help testing, developing and promoting the Software Heritage Acquisition Protocol and the Software Stories.

Guillaume Rousseau

Guillaume holds a Ph.D in Astrophysics and Space Technologies from University Paris Diderot, and is currently Associate Professor at the department of Physics of University Paris Diderot, on leave at INRIA since September 2019.

His research interests span modelling and simulation of complex system applied to a wide range of scientific fields including coupling between radiative transfer and stiff chemical reaction in molecular cloud of the interstellar medium, atrial fibrillation, transition to turbulence via spatio-temporal intermittency, and more recently modelling and indexing of large scale  systems applied to software development communities.

At Software Heritage as visiting scientist, Guillaume will work on some of the exciting challenges related to provenance index building  and will contribute thanks to the experience in the building of Antepedia, one of the largest knowledge base of software artifacts.

Postdoctoral researcher

Zeinab Abou Khalil

Zeinab holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Lille, France and the University of Mons, Belgium. Her research interests include mining software repositories, software evolution and empirical software engineering. 

She joined the Software Heritage team in April 2021. She works as a postdoctoral researcher on the reproducibility and replicability in empirical software engineering using source code available in the Software Heritage archive.


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

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.

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.

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.

Tommaso Fontana

Tommaso is one of the two authors of the GRAPE library for scalable graph algorithms and graph machine learning. He is part of the DEF CON finalists CTF team mHackeroni and specializes in reverse engineering, compilers, and bare metal / OS. His current goal is to port to Rust the Software Heritage graph pipeline while finishing his Master’s Degree at Universita’ degli studi di Milano. His career path is what happens when you follow anything you find exciting and never choose a canonical path.

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.

Amadou Thiam

Amadou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems and Networks and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Networks and Telecommunications. He has been passionate about IT since he was a teenager. In his spare time, he manages his own e-commerce website based in Senegal.

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.