What does everyone think of the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?

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wusatosi's photo

I think it is nonsense and a waste of resources. And it seems no one is asking the key question: Why?

j's photo

stuff ;)

the why is quite obvious.

  1. using another storage format that is independent from the original technology and format is obviously a better redundancy.
  2. and marketing .... I just way for the PR guy who gets out their and sells us 'paper' the new technology :D ....
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Co-founder of High/Low

Have you watched the keynote? He sort of explains why there.

It's part of a bigger movement they have to keep archives of all the code on GitHub in a less volatile fashion than on their servers.

If you go to the link I put there, you can scroll up/down to see some of their different ideas about archives.