The creators of the popular hosting service for IT projects Github announced the implementation of a GitHub project Archive. Under the program a backup of all the active public repositories on the site was hidden at a great depth in the Arctic.
The aim of the project is to preserve data for future generations. The archive is able to withstand more than a thousand years and the people of the future will be able to access it, according to ZD.
Photos of code projects with GitHub, among which are Bitcoin, Linux, Python, and many others, were recorded on 186 film media piqlFilm that, as says the manufacturer, is capable of storing information for up to 1000 years. It is noted that all were printed on film to about 21 TB of data repositories. Special guide allows you to define the location of each project and explains how to recover data.
What information is contained in the archive
Each coil contains a copy of the guide to the code repository GitHub in five different languages. One coil contains the technical history and cultural value of the content information. In addition, the archive includes works that explain in detail 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.
Information placed on tapes that can store more than thousands of years
Where is the archive
The archive is located in an abandoned coal mine at a depth of about 250 meters on the island of Spitsbergen, Norway. It is reported that nothing will happen even in the case of nuclear war or the use of electromagnetic weapons.
The data store was placed in an abandoned mine in the Arctic
Profile developers whose code was in the files designated 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.
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