The MetaBrainz Foundation wishes to offer a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for their support in helping MusicBrainz operate.
Some of the following organizations and individuals have provided funding, others have supported us by providing access to tools and technologies that have helped us grow. In either case they played a significant role in the success and growth of MusicBrainz.
We would not exist without you — Thank You!
|Google has been an extremely supportive sponsor. They've donated over $240,000 and they employ our treasurer and secretary, Carol Smith.|
|The OSU Open Source Lab hosts the FTP mirror server that handles the distribution of the MusicBrainz Database and virtual machines, thus saving us considerable load and bandwidth costs.|
|Our main hosting provider, Digital West Networks Inc., gives us a discount because of our non-profit status. They're also a really cool bunch of people who provide excellent service.|
|DotSrc hosts an EU mirror of our FTP site. This gives better download speeds of our large data sets for users in Europe.|
|Layer42 generously hosts a test server for us, free of charge!|
|GitHub provides us with a free Bronze account for hosting our sysadmin repositories.|
In our past, we've had a lot of people support us with many different levels of support: Access to conferences, covering travel expenses, large personal donations and countless meals. These have become too numerous to list, but we wanted to note a few individuals who have made a big difference for us.
Richard Jones of Last.fm fame donated $50,000 in 2010, Sun Microsystems & Paul Lamere donated a database server and O'Reilly Media gave MusicBrainz $500 to start off a bank account for the project before the MetaBrainz Foundation existed. Ed Cavazos periodically provides pro-bono legal advice for the occasional Intellectual Property questions that MetaBrainz faces. Dan Appleman provides periodic help crafting contracts for licensing our data.
Thanks to everyone who has helped make the MetaBrainz Foundation what it is today!