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Free Software Directory meeting recap for June 9th, 2017

by Donald Robertson III Contributions Published on Jun 14, 2017 03:20 PM
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, June 9th, 2017 meeting.

This week we were again focusing on adding new entries to the Directory. We worked through another good chunk of unapproved packages. Some were ready to go, while others needed bugs filed with their package maintainers to sort out some licensing issues. We also found some licensing issues of our own in the Directory, as some free software licenses are not properly displaying in our form. While it's possible to edit entries directly, we use a form to keep everything formatted properly, and to highlight what information is needed for a useful entry. So making sure that all our free software licenses are an option in the form will make it easier to add packages that may be using those licenses.

We also worked on getting ready for the import project, taking a look at previously imported entries and filing bugs when needed. So far its only been some formatting issues, but it's good to get even simple bugs filed.

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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