The complete log of the irc session is available for your reading pleasure; below is a quick summary of what we agreed upon, for now. Feedback is invited. Questions are welcome.
Generally, we're going to start storing copies of journals, for backup and export purposes, in standalone files, one file per user/account/journal. The file will contain the copy of the journal in a light database format (DBM, possibly Berkeley DB or a similar format — to be determined). It will certainly contain all the entries posted in that journal and all the comments to all of them; possibly, it'll also contain miscellaneous data from the userinfo page, etc.
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