Google donates another $40,000!

I’m pleased to announce that Google has pledged another $40,000 to the MetaBrainz Foundation for our annual support!

The Google Open Source Programs Office and all of its awesome people have been supporting us for five years now. Their generous support has allowed us to keep two full time engineers working on our server software. Without Google, MusicBrainz would not be where it is today.

Thank you again, Google!

4 thoughts on “Google donates another $40,000!

  1. hacketiwack

    Well, thank you Google.
    But I always had one question which I still couldn’t answer:
    Why is Musicbrainz so badly referenced under Google?
    Is it by purpose?

  2. mayhem

    hacketiwack: Its because we do not allow Google to crawl MB. To Google’s crawler MB would be 20M+ pages and without the proper HTTP caching support, the Google crawler would essentially be stuck in a tar pit that it would never get out of. 😦

  3. hacketiwack

    That’s what I was thinking without saying it.
    But admit, it could be great, couldn’t it? 🙂

  4. hrglgrmpf

    @hacketiwack: I think the Google crawler is robust enough to handle MusicBrainz in some way, maybe not optimally. After all, it’s Google…
    I always thought the real reason for blocking the Google bot was that the voting system isn’t able to handle thousands of newbies coming from Google (“Eternal September” problem).

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