Yeah, we had a discussion on that in #rubyonrails today. Perhaps it's about time someone get up a rubyforge mirror or twenty. What does one do to get such a thing done?
I think Apache principle is the best ..
Only 10GB of disk space is needed by doing quick scan of the document. I am sure there are many on the list who would be more then willing to do this plus there are bunch of universities who would set it up. And I am also sure that many here are already connected to those folks that are running the university mirrors.
I think the issue needs to be address in any way cos the rubyforge.org is not enough to meet the growing number of ruby developers.. as I see from the railsinside.org blog ruby is now number 10 popular language and moving up..