Hope in Source

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Summary

How should we think about saving something forever? Jonathan Farbowitz (Guggenheim) continues the on-going discussion of software preservation with Henry in talking about the goals of museums, the hard (and maybe impossible) task of keeping something intact, the norms and steps of conservation, comparing physical and digital artwork, the importance of authors in conserving a piece, emulation vs. language porting (rewrites), a discussion about an art's "dependencies", possibly adding automated testing, and deprecations/breakages in environments/standards. Transcript: https://maintainersanonymous.com/conservation

Show Notes

How should we think about saving something forever? Jonathan Farbowitz (Guggenheim) continues the on-going discussion of software preservation with Henry in talking about the goals of museums, the hard (and maybe impossible) task of keeping something intact, norms and steps of conservation, comparing physical and digital artwork, the importance of authors in conserving a piece, emulation vs. language porting (rewrite), a discussion of legacy/dependencies/testing, and deprecations/breakages in environments/standards. Transcript: https://maintainersanonymous.com/conservation

Jonathan: https://twitter.com/jfarbowitz
Henry: https://twitter.com/left_pad
Guggenheim: https://twitter.com/Guggenheim

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What is Hope in Source?

What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory