Project Cancelled

"Project cancelled" on rubber stampI’ve been working on a project at work for the past couple of months. This has been a “work on it when I can” project, so I have probably spent 4 or 5 days total on it.

However, I learned last week that it will likely be cancelled. Since everything I work on is a chance to try new things and update my current patterns, I’d like to keep this code around. But I’m worried that it will end up neglected in a long forgotten version control repository branch.

The question of the day is: What do you do with abandoned code that may have some good ideas in it?