Sorry if my statement was misunderstood by anyone, I did not mean much by it. Let me explain where it came from…
Of all the issues I have had using the MB system, most of them are with cover art. Errors uploading, edits timing out, issues with thumb generation, etc. When I had asked on the cover art here, the response was tending the same as when the upload issues were reported… a “pass the blame” or “not us” type of thing. So my mind is thinking… this service is not us when it comes to performance problems, copyright issues or regulation on allowed content… from a business sense and the general web operator sense, that is risky. Especially since many releases use the cover art as a key portion of the release.
I was not suggesting that CAA or Archive.org is going away, but suggesting there is a good deal of reliance on them for a key portion. So I simply thought in the basics of risk management for a business, website owner/operator/etc… should my vendor disappear without notice, do I survive? Many things can happen aside from shutting down… change in strategic direction of a company, a “souring” of business relationships, financial issues, resource allocations, etc… I guess that is just a part of my thinking when a project has “outsourced” a portion and has no contingency plans.
As it relates to me personally as what I said above is business centric, this type of thinking is important… if I was relying on Microsoft OneDrive to store my data when it was 15GB, I would have a problem when they reduced it to 5GB and I failed to opt in for the grandfathering to keep the 15GB. I would need to find somewhere to go with my 10GB of data. So although most would say… Microsoft is not going anywhere, my 10GB of data is nothing compared to the data they store, they had a change in strategic direction of their product, which in turn causes me to change whether that is find a new provider, store locally or pay them to get more storage, it is not business as usual and I need to know my options.
Hope that clears up what I was thinking and explained the reasoning of my thinking. I did not intend anything negative if anyone took it that way, I just think in this way.