Expand metadata search coverage (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: searching projects in the Software Heritage archive is currently possible by either (parts of) URL or by package metadata. Currently, only a limited number of package metadata are supported, including Maven, NPM, PyPI, and Gems. The goal of this internship is to extend the coverage of supported metadata to additional package managers, the long-term goal being supporting all Libraries.io-indexed package managers.

For more information of the existing tools, you can read our metadata blog post or dive into the technical tutorial

Desirable skills to obtain this internship:

  • Python development

Will be considered a plus:

  • knowledge of linked data technologies and ontologies (e.g., RDFa, JSON-LD, OWL, etc.)

Workplace: Inria Paris

Environment: 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 great library of source code.

Internship mentors:

  • Morane Gruenpeter
  • Valentin Lorentz
  • Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@irif.fr>