SuttaCentral has always embraced openness and sharing as core to our philosophy. Since 2012 we have hosted our source code on Github, the world’s largest repository of open-source code. There it is free for anyone to use. This has made it available for all kinds of cool things, such as SC Voice, epubs, books, and more. The philosophy of open source is sharing: together we are more. And it has some unexpected and very welcome benefits.
In 2020 Github partnered with Norwegian state-owned mining company Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK) and very-long-term digital preservation provider Piql AS in the Arctic World Archive to create a snapshot of all significant public repos and preserve them. They are kept in a frozen abandoned mine in Svarbald, a glacial archipelago in the arctic circle administered by Norway.
SuttaCentral’s code was included in this. The Dhamma is there, frozen, waiting for future generations to rediscover it.