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Google Summer of Code 2011

MetaBrainz Foundation Inc.

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The MetaBrainz Foundation is a 501.(c).3 tax-exempt non-profit based in San Luis Obispo, California that operates the MusicBrainz project. MusicBrainz is a user maintained community music metadatabase. Music metadata is information such as the name of an artist, the name of an album and list of tracks that appear on an album. MusicBrainz collects this information about music and makes it available to the public.


  • Database Size/Growth Visualization Using javascript (jquery) tools and the statistics regularly recorded by the MusicBrainz server (including historical data), I intend to create a flexible visualization system to help users and developers understand and explore the size and the growth of the MusicBrainz database.
  • Port of the Picard tagger to /ws/2 My proposed project is to update the Picard tagger to retrieve and submit data using /ws/2 instead of /ws/1, in anticipation of NGS. This will involve structural changes to the code to recognize mediums, and updates to the user interface regarding how we display multi-disc releases and "release events," which no longer exist in that form. After the initial work I'll also implement release-type filtering for albums, and investigate a few other features as time permits.