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Free Software Directory meeting recap for August 26th, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Aug 30, 2016 03:17 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 on the Friday, August 26th, 2016 meeting.

This week's meeting got off to a great start as there had been many updates during the week that needed reviewing. Many packages had updates and other new ones were added, including Unknown Horizons and GNU Fontopia. adfeno added documentation for their script to the wiki, so now volunteers can have a bit of an easier time checking the packages. The channel also discussed a licensing issue with a game remake and some potentially non-free data, and adfeno set out to file an issue with the project. The meeting also saw the return of jgay, who initiated and previously ran the weekly meetings. He reviewed a bunch of updates in record time, so it was great having his experience and knowledge back at the meeting. GuiltyDolphin updated Shutter, but found some issues with the available categories and user interface with the directory. So the channel decided that next week's meeting will have a theme of looking to improve the categories and other user interface aspects of the directory. juri_ joined in the meeting and announced that they had succeeded in upgrading the license on their project to the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 by contacting each previous contributor, a truly impressive task. The channel caught a small issue with the package in that the license document hadn't been updated yet! We'll be helping juri_ get their project listed in the directory next week, along with many other packages. If you would like to join in on the fun, 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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