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Free Software Directory meeting recap for November 18th, 2016

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Nov 23, 2016 08:44 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 to help improve the Free Software Directory. This recaps the work we accomplished on the Friday, November 18th, 2016 meeting.

Last week started off with a theme of outreach to maintainers of free software packages. mangeurdenuage and donaldr3 put together template volunteers can use to contact package maintainers to get them interested in keeping their own entries up to date. mangeurdenuage then went on to contact many maintainers. We hope to see everyone they contacted at upcoming meetings or at least in the revision log.

While the theme was maintainer outreach, there was still a lot of excitement about the previous week's discussion on how to deal with certain edge cases. David_Hedlund and IanKelling worked out that using categories to tag potential issues was probably the best system, as tagged categories could still flag a post with text explaining the potential issue. Lots of different categories of issues were discussed, with David_Hedlund implementing some of them for review. Those categories, their text, and implementation are still being reviewed and iterated on. That work will continue in this upcoming meeting as well, so be sure to join us all in directing the future of the directory.

If you would like to help update the directory, meet with us every Friday in #fsf on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST (18:00 to 20:00 UTC).

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