Free Software Directory meeting recap for August 11th, 2017
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 blog recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, August 11th, 2017 meeting.
This week we improved tens of packages, with some chosen based on the theme of encryption software, and others chosen because they had simply been waiting long enough. It wasn't all work, though, and there were wide ranging topics of conversation. adfeno discussed a limitation of federation, specifically that in order work for it to work, you need many servers with consistent uptime. We also had some first time attendees to the Directory meeting, Elon_Satoshi and kembrek, who we hope to see back next week.
Elon_Satoshi told us about their efforts to free game software. They were able to convince the developer to switch to a license that required the sharing of source code, but they weren't able to get the developer to use a free software license. The Directory meetings are always a great place to come to share insights, strategies, and programs for advancing free software.
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).