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Free Software Directory meeting recap for December 16th, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Dec 22, 2016 01:46 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, December 16th, 2016 meeting.

Last week's theme was tracking down entries with bad repositories. While companies that offer hosting can fold or close up operations, the free software that resided there lives on. It's just a matter of making sure that the Directory points users in the right direction. We had a very productive meeting, updating around 50 entries in line with theme.

We also had a few new contributor arrive looking for help getting their own particular packages reviewed or added. tfisgnag wanted help figuring out whether a program their school was making them was free software, but stuck around to be trained by mangeurdenuage in updating the Directory. A maintainer for Nextcloud also joined the meeting to help get their package added to the directory.

The meeting wrapped up with Iankelling staying late to update even more packages. While we were able to get a ton of packages updated, there's still more work to do in this area. We also want to return to some of our other ongoing projects to improve the Directory. The next meeting however will focus on sharing free software, so we hope you'll join in sharing the fun of updating the directory.

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. EST (17:00 to 19:00 UTC).

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