Monday, January 10, 2011

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever

Calif. nonprofit offers to store your data forever: "Backing up data to an online service can help avoid the issue of media breakdown, but relying on a company to keep files safe carries risks.

'They may promise they're going to do this for a long time, but it's not assured,' says Bill LeFurgy, who manages digital preservation projects for the Library of Congress.

Chronicle of Life claims to overcome this problem by working as a nonprofit. While companies can change their business models at will if they're not making money, Chronicle of Life by law must commit all the money it raises to its promised mission, Pommerenke says."

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