I think you are being paranoid :-)
Consider that this same issue applies to all 5900 projects and 38000 developers at SourceForge. VA Linux has a brand identity entirely built on the trust and support of the Linux (and Open Source) communities. If they blow away that trust, they are simply screwed.
That said: it would still be a good thing to have export capabilities. I recall that certain portions of the data (the Trove map?) can be exported in XML format. I don't recall the magic URL for that, however.
On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 10:16:45AM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
I don't want to be paranoid, but are we putting any important information into SourceForge that we are not backing up elsewhere? I mean okay, we've all got CVS dumps, but if it went away (DOJ antitrust suit...) would we have backups of our patches, bugs, wish lists and so forth? I hope that's a criteria in deciding what services to move to SourceForge. I am in the business of preserving investments in data and of telling customers to avoid software that does not keep them in complete control of their data. SF makes me nervous that way....
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