Free Software Directory meeting recap, January 2018
Every week free software activists from around the world come together in #fsf on irc.freenode.org to help improve the Free Software Directory. We had an exciting month working on the Directory with our wonderful stable of volunteers. These folks show up week in and week out to improve the Directory. It's also important to note the valiant efforts of those volunteers who can't make an appearance at the meeting proper, but still plug away at Directory entries during the week.
The new year kicked off to a great start, with the Directory finally crossing over 16,000 packages! This past year, we focused a lot on cleaning up and updating already existing entries. The Directory is much better for the effort. But it's great to see that we were able to continue growing the Directory even while we focused on fixing it up.
We followed that up with some big plans for the future, creating Project Teams to focus and lead the effort on particular issues on the Directory. Some projects have been ongoing, such as cataloging IceCat Plugins. Other projects are just kicking off, or still in need of team captains. Adding this little bit of structure should help get these projects up and running.
The month rounded out with more new additions to the Directory, as well as working on software projects related to radio. All in all, a great start to the new year, and we have much more to look forward to in the months to come.
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 (16:00 to 19:00 UTC).