FairCoop Tech Meeting

18 APRIL 2018 19:00 GMT+2

Link to last minutes: https://wiki.fair.coop/en:tech:assemblies:start/

Link to the life pad: https://board.net/p/tech-meeting-18-apr-18

Al-Demon, Cegroj, Michalis, IvanEsperanto, Alfons,

0.- Topics posponed before:

0.1- How to understand the subareas for us... we need try to improve from here OCW

0.2- Transfer contract ownership of fair.coop main server from fairkom to FreedomCoop.

1.- Review projects in course

2. Extension area and local nodes will need the redmine CRM premium package.

Extension already approved they want to use Redmine and some local nodes are already using it, costs of the tool 199$.

3. Add the faircoin wallets repositories to f-droid.

4. IPFS Server

X.- Questions time [10min]

  • when stop paying 80€/month to site5. This money could be invested in something more interesting like rent some vps around to build p2p hosting for example

We start later… 19:30
Michalis proposed to remind this assemblies in other groups.. like welcome or general..

More offtopic : Santi is going to speak with FairMondo DE devs the opportunity to create a common market platform, or at least collaborate on some synergies. (I think it's useful for Tech group to know in case any dev would like to get involved too)

We start in point 2 because the points 0 are discussing and there are not many people in the chat

2. Extension area and local nodes will need the redmine CRM premium package, Extension already approved they want to use Redmine and some local nodes are already using it, costs of the tool 199$.

  • Is this extension package free software? Yes, is opensource and we are not sure about if the licence is GPLv2

    - We think CM has the final voice to make the payment… and we respect the extension decision and I can communicate to CM

    - Extension: We decided yesterday in the assembly of extension sub-group to use Redmine Premium as database. We understood that the tech area could ask for the payment of the 199 € because Redmine can be used in other area's or groups in FairCoop and also for local nodes

3. Add the faircoin wallets repositories to f-droid.

@Berzas can try to guide and try to create the project.

4. IPFS Server

  • What is IPFS > https://ipfs.io
  • Are we agree to replicate some of Faircoop services to IPFS? this should work as a live backup not as substitution
  • Are we agree to start a IPFS node at Faircoop server on a container?
  • If we agree, would like to see which services could be replicated (wiki.fair.coop, ipp.earth, freedomcoop.eu,…)
  • Start thinking in subdomains to make more readable URLs for exaple ipfs.fair.coop
  • We had the idea with @Arros to build a simple site to work as a directory of Faircoop tools as it could be “static” could be implemented in IPFS as well and link there Faircoop services/tools with conventional access and if have IPFS link.
  • Start thinking on how to engage people to pin services that we eventually bring up at IPFS

    We are agree to start the IPFS project in the fair.coop server with subdomain ipfs.fair.coop

Off topic: We need to improve the people involved


Remove from today… not urgent

From point 1 - Website – new plan to include campaigns, calendar, local nodes… in the frontpage I propose this: https://wireframe.cc/f4LTbH

Michalis: I'll try to be present, but I write my opinion here just in case. I think that this is a design matter and needs to be addressed in Desing SA or better at Communication Area, as it needs a bigger consensus than just tech group. There was a lot of discussion before reaching a consensus (in GA too) about the webpage, especially the front page, and I think we should try to keep the basic structure as it is (unless decided otherwise of course, but in GA again) Especially for the calendar, I believe it doesn't belong at the front page but better on a menu or a link. First of all calendar.fair.coop theme needs to be adopted to our main webpage one and then include more calendars as they are on the way e.g. one for Events is already made.