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Free Software Directory meeting recap for July 7th, 2017

by Donald Robertson III Contributions Published on Jul 12, 2017 03:03 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 to help improve the Free Software Directory. This recaps the work we accomplished at the Friday, July 7th, 2017 meeting.

This week we returned to new, focusing on adding new packages and celebrating our new extension enabling users to thank each other. Now when you come across a well made entry or useful update you can thank the user who added it via the history page. We thank sudoman for adding the feature. During the meeting we found a broken entry. We had imported it from the Debian repositories, but the robust work done there in cataloging the many licenses proved too much and the entry currently doesn't render. sudoman has what he thinks is a fix, so we should be implementing that soon. We are still looking for help on the import project, so make sure to join us in upcoming meetings to discuss joining.

While we hope to be able to add many new packages, sometimes entries have issues. Often a package will have a few bugs in its licensing, and this week saw no exception as we filed half a dozen issues with various projects. While the purpose of the Directory is to make finding free software easy, the review process has the benefit of helping projects keep their licensing in tip top shape.

If you would like to help update the Directory, meet with us every Friday in #fsf on from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC).

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