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Free Software Directory meeting recap for September 30th, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Oct 04, 2016 11:49 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 30th, 2016 meeting.

This week we had a special theme of focusing on collaboration related software. This was another big category, but we made some great progress in updating tools for helping people work together. The channel also did some great collaboration in improving the tools we use to work on the directory. adfeno and dachary worked together on the participation guide tools section, improving guides for scripting work in the directory. They made a section in the guide for using pywikibot, a command line, to simplify tasks in the directory.

Iankelling and donaldr3 each started from opposite ends of the project management category and got close to meeting in the middle on updating the pages. jgay helped approve a massive batch of updates to the directory, and mattl was also there to help update entries and provide insight on some of the scripting tasks. The meeting ended up running long after its scheduled end time as everyone wanted to keep working on their projects.

adfeno and Iankelling worked long after the end of even the long-running meeting to put together a resource on broken links in the directory. Using pywikibot they were able to generate a listing of dead external links on the directory. Which means that our first meeting in October will be the 'Meeting of the Undead' where we focus on finding and bring back to life dead links.

If you would like to help hunt for the dead links 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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