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Free Software Directory meeting recap for August 18th, 2017

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Aug 25, 2017 11:50 AM
Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at the last Free Software Directory meeting.

Every week free software activists from around the world come together in #fsf on irc.freenode.org to help improve the Free Software Directory. This recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, May 26th, 2017 meeting.

Our most recent meeting was focused on adding new entries. While it was lightly attended, we did get quite a few new packages added. As is often the case, we also filed numerous bugs with projects that had licensing issues. By far the most common issue we tend to come across with a package's licensing is that they haven't included a license at all! We often find packages that contain notices in the headers of the source files indicating that the work is under the GNU General Public License, but then there won't actually be a copy of the license. It's a simple mistake, but thankfully easy to correct. We did discuss possibly creating some new educational materials to help spread the message: "Don't forget your license!" More work will have to be done on that front.

If you would like to help update the directory, meet with us every Friday in #fsf on irc.freenode.org from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC).

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