Notes from #MetaBrainz Meeting on 2016-04-04

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#MetaBrainz Meeting 2016-04-04

Meeting start:


  • Reviews
  • Bots














The situation is that we have about 1½ active bots. There was some discussion about whether MetaBrainz should consider running a bot on their own as well as concerns over difficulty of tracking down source code for bots.

We decided to look into revamping the Bot Code of Conduct to require bots to be open source and have certain information in the bot user’s Bio field: who maintains it, where its source code is located, and data about where/how they are hosted/run. We will also recommend (maybe require) that bots log in to MusicBrainz when they are run so we can use the user profile’s “last login” field to determine whether a bot was recently active, whether or not it made any edits.

We will revisit the topic for the next meeting and then follow up with a blog post.


Good stuff guys, nice to see stuff like this, makes it feel like things are humming along, and I’m not just editing into a void :wink: