[TUHS] Unix source code archive in the news

Nelson H. F. Beebe beebe at math.utah.edu
Sun Oct 7 10:00:55 AEST 2018

I've just finished reading another article in the latest print issue
of Communications of the ACM that arrived in my mailbox earlier this

	Jean-Fran{\c{c}}ois Abramatic, Roberto Di Cosmo, and Stefano Zacchiroli
	Viewpoint: Building the universal archive of source code
	Comm. ACM 61(20) 29--31 October 2018

I draw it to your attention to it because it has favorable mention of
the Computer History Museum, and of Diomidis Spinellis's work on the
Unix source code archive, described in his article

	A repository of Unix history and evolution
	Empirical Software Engineering 22(3) 1372--1404 June 2017

The project that Abramatic describe is impressive: a goal of a
triplicated complete archive of the world's software history,
including both open source and proprietary code.  They report holding
200TB of data already, covering 80 million code projects.

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