Ingest all Debian derivatives (internship)

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Context: Software Heritage is an ambitious research project whose goal is to collect, preserve in the very long term, and share the whole publicly accessible Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) in source code form.

Description: The Software Heritage archive currently archives Debian as the only supported GNU/Linux distribution. The goal of this internship is to extend archive coverage to all Debian derivatives, as listed in the Debian Derivatives Census. As part of this internship Software Heritage will be integrated with the Derivatives Census so that distributions listed there are automatically and periodically archived.

Desirable skills to obtain this internship:

  • familiarity with the Debian distribution
  • Python development

Workplace: Inria Paris

Environnement: you will work shoulder to shoulder with all members of the Software Heritage team, and you will have a chance to witness from within the construction of the ultimate source code archive.

Internship mentors:

  • Nicolas Dandrimont <>
  • Stefano Zacchiroli <>