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Thu, 11 Oct 2001 11:56:23 -0400
I'd like to help with the following task:
Volunteer to help compile a directory of known free
software. This task entails downloading free software
packages, digging up information about these packages,
and checking and verifying the licenses of the
Thanks for volunteering! We appreciate it. Here's how you can get started:
1) Take a look at the Directory as it exists now. As you'll see, we
also need help in improving the interface and designing a Web
interface, so if you can contribute to either of these tasks as
well, it would be great.
2) Go to http://www.gnu.org/directory/help.html#adding-entries. The
README there will give you an idea of how to write up packages, and
the template will give you the exact fields we use.
Don't be concerned about the length of the template- we don't have one
package yet that has all the fields filled in. The template has to
cover a very wide range of packages, everything from large complex
packages like gcc to programs that are just simple shell scripts.
3) Pick a package and write it up. Jumping right in like this is the
best way to get involved. If you're concerned about a license you
can check http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ for a list of licenses that
we consider acceptably free.
If you hav any questions or comments at all, please feel free to
contact me, and thanks again for helping free software!
Free Software Foundation
- [gfsd]Volunteer, Pete Rohde, 2001/10/10
- Re: [gfsd]Volunteer,
Janet Casey <=