This is about https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/archiveorg-dl
The project was started in order to mirror the free music archive from archive.org to open.audio. However, the FMA was acquired by Tribe of Noise and they do not publish the files on archive.org anymore. To download the files from their site we would need to have an API key. I talked to the founder of Tribe of Noise and he told me he would be willing to give us an API key, however he wants to make sure the artists gain something from it, for example by linking to their donation pages.
I was willing to make a plan for this and build some simple tooling to make sure the donation pages are linked. However I came to realize I don’t really have time for this.
However, its pointless for us to keep maintaining the FMA downloader considering we already have all available files mirrored on open.audio and I tend to archive the project to make clear its not maintained anymore.
If you have a strong opinion on this or would like to take over the maintenance of the project, let me know!