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Current Focus ==

Existing Features

Proposed Features

been proposed.

Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd like to help, get in touch! We can point you in the right direction so you can start adding to the directory.

free distros of GNU/Linux.

developer blogs for each program in the directory

for many of the directory items, including screenshots, howtos, 

scripts, config files, etc., and a zip file containing the project file(s) that were used with the relevant program(s).

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  • Internationalization of the Directory -- translations of entries.
  • Brief description (one short sentence) in the list of categories (or

make a separate list if needed)

  • Fix the Entry templates so that instead of querying semantic values it
uses the Template values. We can store the template values as arrays or
other data structures we already have available to us. 
  • Organize packages implemented in programming languages, working with

them, or extended in them: we currently have “Computer languages” single

line field, programming language categories and prerequisites: it's not
obvious when editing which field is used for which use.
  • Add a tab with information useful for building or developing a


  • Use short descriptions for all software listings: the listings should

remain compact. This allows us to use wikicode to a greater extent in full descriptions, without “polluting” the listings.].

  • Improve semantic ontology/RDF representation by

[ importing or

defining new vocabularies]
* Perhaps look into DOAP or 


authority control system] to make software entries uniquely identifiable

and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration

and other aggregates

Completed Projects

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