The GitHub Archive Program & Arctic Code Vault
This repository is home to materials for the GitHub Archive Program.
We previously opened the Guide to the GitHub Code Vault to community input. This guide is included at the beginning of each of the 186 hardened film reels we used to archive every active public GitHub repository as of 2/2/2020. Please create a pull request for any specific proposed additions, deletions, or edits you may have for future iterations of the guide.
We are now also opening up the initial compilation of Tech Tree resources to community input. Inspired by the Long Now Foundation's Manual for Civilization, the Tech Tree is a collection of technical works which document and explain the layers of technology on which today's open-source software relies, along with works included to provide additional cultural context for the Arctic Code Vault. We invite further suggestions and recommendations; please create a pull request for any specific proposed additions, deletions, or edits. You can also open an issue if you have a more general idea, although we particularly encourage specific and concrete suggestions in the form of pull requests.
To learn more about the GitHub Archive Program, visit its web site or watch this video.
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