Many thanks to everyone who joined the meeting and contributed to the discussion. You’ll find the meeting notes below, and the audio recording (in french) is available on Open.Audio.
On a personnal note, I’m really satisfied with the way the meeting went and I found the discussion was productive. We did not take time at the end to evaluate the quality of the audio (we used a Mumble server for the first time), but this is probably a sign that the audio was good enough to forget it completely and focus on the discussion
Two things I’d like to include for the next sync are:
- Deal with the sync organization (I’ve done the two first one, but I could probably use some help)
- Appoint someone to take the minutes at the beginning of the meeting
Suggested topic (during the meeting):
Should we start non-profit for Funkwhale?
There is a consensus between participants, it’s definitely a yes, for a lot of different reasons: represent the project for potential sponsors, enable a collective governance, manage payments and bills, etc.
The remaining question is: what should be the statuses and organization for this entity?
We’ll work with @renon, @gordon and @troll to investigate the best possible solution and aim for a launch for late January
Should the research be improved ?
(This topic was submitted by @igor who was unfortunately not able to attend)
Apparently, the autocomplete feature is either incomplete, unrelated or insufficient. A dedicated page should be shown with search options an that allows filtering.
The search has been improved with time, but users regularly say it should be on a dedicated page.
Possible entities that we may wantn to search include:
Discuss Funkwhale.audio redesign
Website has been designed 2 - 3 years ago. It’s becoming irrelevant because Funkwhale has changed a lot since then.
Also, an instance discovery (see Mastodon’s one) could be implemented. There should be somewhere where instance administrators can opt-out from instance discovery. Labels could be applied to some instance to help choosing an instance.
@troll is ok to handle the redesign and @eliotberriot will work on the implementation deployment.
Improve music discovery
The last part of the discussion was focused on music discovery and genre (as in musical genre) handling within the application. Someone mentionned that Funkwhale does not really help the users when it comes to discovering content and listen to a specific type of music (rock, jazz, etc.).
A first step could be to allow users to tag songs / albums, and offer radios and search based on those tags.