The Software Heritage archive is now open to all

25 Jun 2018
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Dear all,
I'm delighted to share big news: the Software Heritage archive is now open to all! After three years of hard work building the walls and filling the shelves of this great library of source code, we are excited to finally welcome visitors who access its content.
On more than 4 billion files from more than 80 million origins are available since June 7, 2018, date of the official opening ceremony held at UNESCO, in the presence of sponsors and partners of Software Heritage.
Software Heritage is also a stepping stone for software citation and reproducibility, as you can see in this blog post
just published
Indeed, Software Heritage provides a long term reference for research software source code, and you can see how this can be leveraged by looking at what SwMath already does with us: see for example the "Code" link at the topmost right of
Here are some of the most interesting links from the UNESCO event:
- the official announcement of Unesco (in several languages):
- the blog article on Software Heritage:
- the interview on FacebookLive:
- the slides I used during the presentation:
- the persistent intrinsic identifier used in the presentation to highlight
some nice lines in the source code of Apollo 11:
- a selection of press articles:
To fulfill our mission, all contributions are welcome, whether new sponsors (, partners ( and even individual donations (
Do not hesitate in sharing the news, and contact me if you see avenues for collaborations
Computer Science Professor
(on leave at INRIA from IRIF/University Paris Diderot)
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