Last year, GitHub announced plans to store its open source code in a vault built to last 1,000 years. On July 8th, code in active public GitHub repositories as of February 2nd, 2020, was archived and included in the Arctic Code Vault. GitHub invested in the Arctic Code Vault so that open source code will survive the next millennium.
In a blog post sharing the news, GitHub’s Julia Metcalf shared that Piql (GitHub’s archive partner) wrote 21TB of repository data to 186 reels of piqlFilm to support the repository. Their initial plan was for GitHub’s team to escort the code vault from Norway to its final home in the Arctic.
GitHub contributors with code in the Vault now have badges on their profiles.