bzip.org changes hands

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The bzip2 compression algorithm has been slowly falling out of
favor, but is still used heavily across the net. A search
for “bzip2 source”
returns bzip.org as the first three results. But it
would seem that the owner of this domain as let it go, and it is now parked
and running ads. So we no longer have an official home for
bzip2. If a new repository or tarball does turn up at that
domain, it should be looked at closely before being trusted. (Thanks to
Jason Kushmaul).