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Free Software Directory meeting recap for February 10th, 2017

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Feb 15, 2017 10:28 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 at the Friday, February 10th, 2017 meeting.

Last week's theme focused again on new additions to the Directory. We focused on working down the backlog of unapproved pages, only to find that it had actually increased since the previous meeting dealing with new entries. That's actually good news, as it means that people are continuing to add new packages to the Directory. But while it is great that so many people are taking the time to add entries, we need to work more on getting them all approved so that users can actually enjoy the work being done. During the meeting, mangeurdenuage also brought up the issue of translating the Directory. While there are thousands of entries available, for many users those entries are not easy to understand, as they are all in English. Translating the Directory into more languages will be of great use for users all around the world, but it is quite the undertaking. We will have to work towards launching a project or working with other groups to help make the Directory usable by all.

If you would like to help improve 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 20:00 UTC).

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