This post is to cover the broader audience about the Arctic Vault program.
According to the Github Archive Program Site,
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.
When I first got the badge and looked into their website, I couldn't really understand what this is all about. So I didn't pay much attention to it for some time until my friend shared a video about the program.
Check this official video:
So this program is basically storing the precious open-source software and all the public repo's written in the open-source software languages for the future generation for almost 1000 years. Isn't it amazing?
The archive is located in a decommissioned coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago, closer to the North Pole than the Arctic Circle.
Github took a snapshot as of 02/02/2020 and the data is stored in silver halide film and encoded to last for 1000 years.
During this pandemic situation, having this kind of safe storage of our open-source software for future generations is really a need of the hour.
I have a public repo of a gem called Data Store in rails which earned me an " Arctic Code Vault Contributor badge "
And this is going to be stored in the vault for the future generation for 1000 years which makes me proud of myself as a developer 😇 and this kind of recognition make us give back to the community more often.
For more details of this program check the official page.
Image source: Github Archive Program