It was already a thought that guided our development but now we are getting more seriously involved with green software.
Green software is software developed responsibly to emit fewer greenhouse gases.
Meet the Green Software Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by the Linux Foundation, organizations and individuals who participate in various projects to further this mission.
How can you modify software so that it emits less CO2? Basically making the systems, as a whole, consume less electrical energy and choosing moments and geographic areas where to carry out the most intensive processes.
Behind this there are a series of strategies that can be implemented. An example for websites would be to keep the geographic origin of files close to users. If the audience of a website is in Brazil, it is possible to have the files hosted practically anywhere in the world, but the further away you are, the more routers these files must pass through, and each one of them requires energy.
Does it make any difference? They are just drops in an ocean but they are the drops that are at the reach of our collaboration and there is no greater economic cost, on the contrary, it is very likely that infrastructure and maintenance costs will be lower.
It also makes a personal difference to know that we are doing our best in this regard and enabling other people and organizations to do so through our services.
If you want to know more, just follow us. From now on this topic will be the subject of several entries on our blog.