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GitHub Arctic Code Vault Countdown with PyPortal #PyPortal #ArcticCodeVault #archive #opensource @github @adafruit

In an initiative to archive the world’s open source code, GitHub has big plans.

From the GitHub Archive Program site:

The world is powered by open source software.

It is a hidden cornerstone of modern civilization, and the shared heritage of all humanity. The mission of the GitHub Archive Program is to preserve open source software for future generations.

GitHub is partnering with the Long Now Foundation, the Internet Archive, the Software Heritage Foundation, Arctic World Archive, Microsoft Research, the Bodleian Library, and Stanford Libraries to ensure the long-term preservation of the world’s open source software. We will protect this priceless knowledge by storing multiple copies, on an ongoing basis, across various data formats and locations, including a very-long-term archive designed to last at least 1,000 years.

On the Arctic Code Vault:

The GitHub Arctic Code Vault is a data repository preserved in the Arctic World Archive (AWA), a very-long-term archival facility 250 meters deep in the permafrost of an Arctic mountain. The archive is located in a decommissioned coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago, closer to the North Pole than the Arctic Circle. GitHub will capture a snapshot of every active public repository on 02/02/2020 and preserve that data in the Arctic Code Vault.

Using the PyPortal Event Countdown Clock guide, we took a PyPortal and made a countdown to the deadline for the Arctic Code Vault.

The background image used is from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

 


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