Software Heritage, first steps:
What is it and how to use it?

13 December 2022
Les entrepôts de données: un outil au service des principes FAIR

Joenio Marques da Costa

Research Software Engineer at LISIS
CorTexT platform and Risis Core Facility (RCF) project

Universal software source code archive

180 million software projects


  • 2015, Google Code and shutdown
  • 2019, BitBucket announces Mercurial VCS sunset
  • 2020, BitBucket erases 250.000+ repositories
  • 2021, Inria’s old was shut down
  • 2022, considers erasing all projects that are inactive for a year

Software Heritage


GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, Google Code … ?

Version Control with Git


Software Heritage archive

Software Heritage identifiers

Intrinsic identifiers for digital objects.

One type of identifier can’t answer all use cases, we need both intrinsic identifiers and extrinsic identifiers for software research outputs.

What can be identified with a SWHID?

SWHID howtos:

Examples of SWHID use:

Extra references:

CorTexT Manager


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