This week developments have been focused on three main aspects:
- License management, to store license data and copyright information from uploaded files and display it. This was finished on Thuesday.
- Better support for multiple disc releases
- Moderation tools, to help admins filter content their insance receives or send. This is still a work in progress.
The discussion about the project structure is open. Should we create a non-profit around the project? Investigate other options?
Having some feedback and suggestions from the community would be incredibly helpful to avoid pitfalls and ensure we go in the right direction.
This will be discussed in Junuary during Funkwhale Sync #2. The date is not fixed yet, we're waiting for more answers on the date poll before pinning the meeting slot.
No big changes since last week on the Open Collective side.
I do have good news though: my former colleagues from PeopleDoc collected money for the project before I left, and I started a call for proposals on the forum to discuss what we should to with this funding. Your input is wanted!
- @troll and @renon are now official moderators of our forum and Matrix rooms
- The current owner of https://open.audio/ is willing to transfer the ownership of the domain to Funkwhale. This should happen in the next weeks.
It was my first actual week of work on the project, and it went pretty well. I kept office hours, (9:30-17:30 everyday), and I could enjoy my evening without thinking about Funkwhale at all. This did not happen for a long, long time!
I'd say immedialy setting up a calendar with explicit tasks was a good move, so was maintaining a daily worklog.
I'm expecting to feel a bit lonely next week, and I'll try to work from different places to prevent that.
See you next friday!