Free Software Directory meeting recaps, November 2017
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 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. With all these efforts, we are
looking towards 16,000 entries.
We split our time this month between new entries and two theme days. The November 10 meeting focused on evolution in a myriad of forms. We also had an interesting discussion about the terms of service of Ancestry.com's DNA analysis. We also talked some about how free software has evolved over the years.
The following week we delved into Human Interface Devices (HID). While adding entries, attendees discussed some of alternate forms of HIDs, and agreed on a favorite, the one-handed keyboard.
Finally, we closed out the month with a meeting focused on new entries -- this meeting was slower than most since it fell on an American holiday.
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. EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC).