Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Aug 12 14:23:26 2004

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Antonio Carlini wrote:

> If reliable retrieval in the future is of no concern,
> then I propose a format conisting of an empty file.
> At least you'll be certain of what you get :-)
> Seriously, after all the discussion of bit-rot on
> various media, how can you consider some sort of
> checksum to be anything other than essential?
> Some sort of error-correcting code might be an
> even better idea.

I've considered that the spec should include the ability to encode in
several different DEFINED formats, using different DEFINED checksum

An error-correcting CRC scheme would definitely be one.

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