As Mindspillage can verify, my mouth dropped when they made the offer. I asked all of the questions you asked (at least a half dozen times each) and they were quite firm in their belief that the idea is to get information to the world.  
That said, I still think we should wait until this is formalized. Nevertheless, the door is wide open, and this can be an important incentive, as Sabine pointed out, to begin looking at other repositories as well.