For almost all of humanity in one way or another preparing for the Apocalypse (pandemic showed that not in vain in preparation). And now there’s another project that will allow you to save data about our civilization.
The creators of the popular hosting service for IT projects Github announced the implementation of a GitHub project Archive.It is reported by the Informant Tech, citing GitHub.
Within the program of a backup copy of all active public repositories on the site was hidden at a great depth in the Arctic to future generations of mankind, even after 1 000 years has not lost the knowledge about the modern world. Last year representatives GitHub announced plans to hide all data in the Arctic vault. The project is scheduled for February, but due to the outbreak of coronavirus it had to be postponed. And here on 8 July a collection of open source successfully “buried”. In fact, storage is a normal metal Cabinet located at a depth of 250 meters in the former coal mine on the Svalbard archipelago in the permafrost region beyond the Arctic circle. For the first time the vault was used in October last year: CEO of GitHub personally delivered with reel-source Linux, Android and 6 000 important open-source applications, as well as the Vatican archives, records of real estate in Brazil, Italian films and even a recipe for secret sauce for an unnamed Burger.
Now 21 TB of data recorded on 186 film reels piqlFilm. This is a digital photosensitive film which can be considered a computer or a person with a magnifying glass. She can remain for 1,000 years and survive nuclear war or the Apocalypse. Each coil includes a copy of the guide to the code repository GitHub in five different languages. One coil contains the technical history and cultural value of content information. In addition, the archive presented the work in detail, explaining the foundations of modern Informatics, computation, and development of open-source code. According to the initiators of the project, this will allow future generations to understand what was the modern world and even build the computers and technology if necessary. Profile developers whose code was in the archive that are tagged on GitHub labeled “Arctic Vault Code Contributor”. In addition, the possibility of creation of similar archives in the event of storage problems in the Arctic.