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Free Software Directory meeting recap for September 23rd, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Sep 28, 2016 10:07 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 on the Friday, September 23rd, 2016 meeting.

This week we had a special theme of focusing on educational packages. The directory has quite a number of educational resources, so while we made great progress just working through the education category, we'll have to revisit this topic to get all the packages up to date. In going over some of the packages, the channel found several with broken links, another item that we'll want to focus on in future meetings.

In addition to our work on education packages, dachary set about on a new project to help automate updating versions for entries. Some resources already exist externally for tracking new versions and downloads, and dachary is working on a script to pull in that data and have it update the directory with less leg work. johnsu01 helped by putting together information and resources that can help to implement the script.

The meeting concluded with the channel deciding that next week's theme should focus on collaboration software. So next week's theme will be 'Working Together for Free Software'.

If you would like to help update entries related to education or just help update the directory in general, meet with us every Friday in #fsf on irc.freenode.org from 12pm to 3pm EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC).

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