Some from the . Details are sketchy, but what they can tell us for now is that the site will *not* go down on Dec 1. Uploads are still suspended for now, and their collection is still being mirrored by .org, which is good anyway.
freemusicarchive.org/member/ch

@strypey @switchingsocial @musicman

Well, based on my preliminary research, to mirror the FMA we need:

1. An estimation of the size of the FMA (number of tracks, and total size of files)
2. A funkwhale instance were we can import the music
3. A script to crawl/download the whole archive
4. Permission from the FMA to run the script (since it may increase their bandwidth cost)
5. Funding to cover the hosting costs, if relevant

@strypey @switchingsocial @musicman

I think I can provide 2. and 3., so any help on the other aspects would be amazing. If you have the time to research 1., contact the FMA about 4., provide hosting resources (or funding), that would be awesome!

@funkwhale they've specifically asked that people not to scrape the site. So the people to talk to about both the size of the FMA collections, and how to get a copy, would be the folks at Archive.org who are doing an official mirror. See:
freemusicarchive.org/member/ch
@switchingsocial @musicman

@funkwhale Archive.org might also be approachable about providing hosting for an instance of serving the collection - and potentially other libre music collections they hold - to the . Again, the folks working on archiving the FMA seem like the best people to talk to.
@switchingsocial @musicman

@strypey @switchingsocial @musicman thank you for the clarification. Since Archive.org seem to allow (and even encourage) scraping / downloading, and I found a way to get the tagged files (by downloading the originals), that's a few questions/problems solved!

@strypey @switchingsocial @musicman

Just to let you know, following our discussion from last week, I'v started writing a small utility to grab the FMA content from archive.org.

I plan to mirror at least a part of the FMA on open.audio using this :)

dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/

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