Are there guidelines how to deal with releases automatically imported years ago from freedb, if they do not have any meta-info attached?
This release has been imported by FreeDB Bot back in 2003. There is no meta-info for the release: no label, no release date, no performers. It is even not entered whether the release is on CD or on LP.
I have found on discogs a release which may be the source of the FreeDB import. The discogs release contains recordings of the same works in the same order. Duration of tracks is very close.
There is no proof that the release imported by FreeDB is exactly the release I have found on discogs, and no way to validate if that is the case indeed: there are no meta-info at all, and release was not entered by a particular real person whom we may ask. I assume there is no harm to identify the MusicBrainz release and discogs release as one and the same, since currently MusicBrainz release is in a sense a “generic” release, not associated with any particular real-world release. By adding to the MusicBrainz release all meta-info from the discogs release, we give the MusicBrainz release a particular identity.
Do you agree with my reasoning?