The French Civil Code was adopted in 1804, the same year Napoleon was crowned emperor. The code, which inspired the legal systems in much of Europe, is still in force today in France. Now, a French freelance developer has put the entire civil code on GitHub, the web-based depository to track revisions in software code. The benefits of using GitHub, rather than going to the French government’s own online hub of the civil code, is the ability to track changes. It is a logical and user-friendly way to track the changes to laws over time. In a similar spirit, developers have put the federal laws of Germany and the US on GitHub as well.

You can read more about this here or access the code directly here.