on the other hand, lots of people thought that dejanews would store usenet postings forever...
Different problem space. They weren't holding people's data.
well, they dropped a few thousand eff-bot postings ;-)
Worrying about it is a useless exercise, IMO.
well, I'm not worried. but in the internet universe, strange things happen all the time...
(checked out http://www.fuckedcompany.com/ lately?)
btw, has anyone checked what's in: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cvstarballs/python-cvsroot.tar.gz
(with ping times somewhere around one second, it's too large for me to check out...)