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Free Software Directory meeting recap for December 2nd, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Dec 08, 2016 12:42 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 2nd, 2016 meeting.

Last week's theme was new beginnings, and the newest beginning was deciding on a new start time for the meetings. A while back we had switched to a later time to see if it easier for more volunteers to show up. But a lot of us kept forgetting and showing up early any ways, and the later time didn't seem to have an effect on attracting other volunteers. So from here on out, our new beginning time is the old beginning time of 12 p.m. EST.

mangeurdenuage kept up the good work of attracting new volunteers, and brought in and helped train regagain on adding entries to the directory. goncalor and BruiserTom also got their start this week. David_Hedlund continued their work on the new tags, with johnsu01 directing the channel to documentation on using semantic properties instead of categories. Using semantic properties will make sure that the new tags are easily machine readable. Still more work needs to be done to set up these properties and having them display the correct information, but it was a good start.

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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