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Tanvesh Takawale
Tanvesh Takawale

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GitHub Arctic Code Vault

While going through my GitHub profile I saw this today. A Highlights section has been appeared with a tag Arctic Code Vault Contributor.

What is Arctic Code Vault?

  • Svalbard is an archipelago in the town of Longyearbyen near the Arctic circle.
  • It contains a Seed Vault which contains seeds and have been stored there for saving the diversity of plant genes.
  • So GitHub has set up a similar kind of vault for open-source projects and chose the projects/repository which have been public before 2nd February 2020.
  • The open-source projects have been stored on silver halide films which is claimed to store it fore next 1000 years.

I glad to be a part of it!

For more Read: https://archiveprogram.github.com/

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Thomas Gölles • Edited on

Well Svalbard is not a town, it’s an archipelago. The seed vault is located near the „town“ Longyearbyen. I lived there for 5 years ;) and I’ve been inside the seed vault.
Also it’s far north of the Arctic Circle at 78 degrees north.

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Tanvesh Takawale Author

I making a lot of mistakes in this post xD

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Thomas Gölles

Sorry, but that’s a sensitive topic for me ;)

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Gudi Varaprasad

Thanks for the info,
I too got that, but can you please tell me the use of that ??
I don't find any use in future or now !

Please feel free to message me regarding this.

Thank you in advance !

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lbonanomi

To us? None, likely.

I think this is being intentionally preserved as an artifact of our time and culture as a practical example to future archaeology efforts.

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Tanvesh Takawale Author

It's like the Golden Record in Voyager

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Tanvesh Takawale Author

Thank you for correcting. Made the necessary changes.