Support this collective
Archive Team's codebase is open source, but quite a lot of bugs, technical debt, and new features have accumulated over the years. We want to start paying our coders to tackle some of this backlog and help get us in top shape so we can more quickly and effectively crawl websites that are at risk of shutdown and get that data over to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine smoothly. All code written with this funding will be open source and available in GitHub.
Archive Team runs a service called Archive Bot, which is managed through an IRC chatroom (!) and connected to "pipelines" that are managed and paid for by volunteers. Each of these pipeline servers needs about 60 GB of free hard drive space, 2 GB of RAM, and decent bandwidth in order to effectively crawl at-risk websites and upload that data to the Internet Archive for inclusion in their Wayback Machine. Your donation of $40/month will sponsor an entire pipeline server.
Since 2009, Archive Team has been saving many terabytes of at-risk websites and web media, and we want to keep on doing it. Your support can help us grow.