music database to go offline, the website used by myriad MP3 encoders to download track information when ripping CDs, is to be taken down after two of the main developers resigned to explore alternative possibilities using the same data set.

Michael Kaiser states on

“I felt it more important to stay free instead of getting fancy web 2.0 features. But unfortunately Joerg and Ari (the main doers behind freedb) disagreed with me and decided that they want to go another direction”

Michael is looking to sell the the soon-to-be-defunct domain name to the highest bidder. Given the amount of traffic the domain generates it should earn him a tidy sum!

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