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- Oct 5, 2019
I know it's a strange topic especially on Christmas.
But I have thought about: what happens with my digital life when I die!?
And got to the conclusion that nothing is prepared. No one has access to my passwords or accounts. No one, not even I, know where I have accounts and subscriptions. Most of the code I've written belongs only to me.
So my work will die the same if no one thinks that it's worth to fork and my beloved ones will have a hard time/job to delete all my accounts/subscriptions.
Has anyone of you thought about it already? Or even prepared something for the case? Or is there some kind of service where I can list all my accounts?
And for the ones with larger OSS projects or SaaS or something like that: have you prepared it? And for the ones with a service: have you a defined procedure if one of your customers dies? And for the freelancers: would your customers be able to proceed with their projects in an easy way? Or would they have to sue every party involved in any way to get the source code?
I've seen that most of the services I use, even the larger ones, don't have any official way if a customer dies.
Could it be because the internet as a whole is relatively new and most users aren't in an age where it's common to die? 🤔