From @randomshinichi on Sat Jan 30 2016 22:43:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)
In the whitepaper it says ‘Objects are permanent’.
How can they be if there is no guarantee that all the 256KB objects that make up my original file are on other people’s nodes? What if they ipfs repo gc? There has been talk about using IPFS as a versioned backup system but is my data really going to live forever out there?
Also, if I’m storing other people’s objects, then I could also read the data in them, right?
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/93