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'''NOTE: This page is out of date. Please see a note on our latest [[Free_Software_Directory:Participate|approval system]]. This page remains because we are still in the process of cleaning-up the existing bugs and new submissions described below.'''
  
== Bugs and suggestions ==
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== License concerns ==
Requested updates to existing submissions get categorized as "Bug report":
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* [[:Category:Bug_report]]
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'''Please note:''' When publishing a new entry to the Free Software Directory, please make sure that it meets our [[FSD:Requirements|requirements]]. If the license is not a free software license, then it should not be added to the directory. Therefore, '''check the license first!''' If you have questions about whether a program should be added, you can ask the directory-discuss@gnu.org mailing list.
  
When completed, the category gets changed to "Bug report-done"
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* If you conclude that we can't admit a entry into the Directory, then change the status of relevant submissions to "reviewed" and add your (nice) comments explaining why above the template. See [[Review:0_A.D.-REV-ID-1]] for an example.
  
* [[:Category:Bug_report-done]]
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=== When updating an existing entry ===
  
=== Updating existing submissions ===
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* When updating license info for a package, please make sure it meets the FSF's [[FSD:Requirements|requirements]], and ask another FSD administrator to review your work. (Either click the right checkbox on a bug report's "Edit with form" tab, or file a bug report with "Problem with this listing?" at the bottom of the project's page). Also, if you update the license info or confirm that it is correct in a newer version, be sure to update the ''License reviewed by'' and ''License reviewed date'' fields for that package.
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* When updating an existing package in the Directory, if you suspect the package has changed and become proprietary software, then this should be flagged for urgent review immediately. Also, contact another administrator letting them know about the situation.
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* If you are having trouble updating or checking the license for a package, don't let this halt updating other aspects of the package's information. Simply update the information you can and then either update the existing bug report, or create a new bug report that states the license info needs to be checked and updated. Note that this applies to ''updating'' a license, not ''adding'' a new project to the directory.
  
To update an existing submission, go to the page and click edit with form.
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== Types of contribution ==
  
Some important things to do when updating a submission:  
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* [[Form:Entry]]: Admins can use this to create new project pages. (see below.)
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* [[Form:Submit]]: Anyone with a user account can ask for a package to be added to the directory.
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* Anyone with a user account can file a bug report, using one of the links on entry pages.
  
* In the ''Documentation note'' and ''Version comment'' fields, make sure all URLs are formatted as external links. Simply pasting the URL is bad because it does not create a clickable link and because long URLs create formatting errors due to poor line wrap support.
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== About editing with forms ==
* Make sure IRC channels are formatted as URIs in the formatted like such: ''irc://irc.gnu.org/channelname'' — notice that the hash tag of the channelname is optional.
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* The ''Submitted by'' and ''Submitted date'' should only be edited the first time a project is submitted. 
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* If you are making a very minor change, do not bother updating the ''Last reviewed'' fields. However, if you are updating the software to indicate a new version has been released or have improved it in other substantial and interesting ways, make sure you updated the ''Last reviewed by'' and ''Last reviewed date''. This will add it to an RSS feed of recent updates.
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* The licensing section deserves its own wiki page, but for now:
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** When updating license info for a package, please ask another FSD administrator to review your work. (You can do that either via a checkbox on the review's "Edit with form" tab, or via the [http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Form:Bug_update Bug update] form). Also, if you do update the license info or have confirmed that it is correct in a newer version, be sure to update the ''License reviewed by'' and ''License reviewed date'' fields for that package.
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** When updating an existing package in the Directory, if you suspect the package has changed and become proprietary software, then this should be flagged for urgent review immediately. Also, contact another administrator letting them know about the situation.
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** If you are having trouble updating or checking the license for a package, don't let this halt updating other aspects of the package's information. Simply update the information you can and then either update the existing Bug in the ''Review:'' namespace or create a new Bug that states the package license info needs to be checked and updated.
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== Reviewing new submissions ==
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At the top of pages in the Review: namespace is a link that will allow you to create or edit entries without typing URLs or entering a name into [[Form:Entry]]. Currently, to make changes to an entry's content you must type in your own sentences, and copy and paste basic info. To avoid copyright infringement, please use your own wording for program descriptions.
New submissions are done through the form "Form:Submit":  
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* [[:Form:Submit]]
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When you want to edit a page, you have the option of using "Edit" or "Edit with Form". The first allows you to see the source code of the page and offers more flexibility, whereas the second one presents you with a convenient form layout, allowing you to edit current values.
  
Submissions are moved into New submissions get categorized as Review:
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=== Entry editing tips and guidelines ===
  
* [[:Category:Review]]
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There is a manual that describes the meaning of each field in Form:Entry: [[FSD:Workflow/Entry|Guide to Form:Entry]]. It also marks which fields are important or required.
  
When review is complete the category is changed to Reviewed
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== Bugs and suggestions ==
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''Requested'' updates to existing submissions get categorized as "Bug report":
  
* [[:Category:Reviewed]]
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* [[:Category:Bug_report]]
  
== Publishing new submissions ==
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When completed, the category gets changed to "Bug report-done"
  
'''Please note''': When publishing a new entry to the Free Software Directory, please make sure that it meets our [[FSD:Requirements|requirements]], and that another administrator who is experienced in publishing new submissions to the directory reviews your work.
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* [[:Category:Bug_report-done]]
  
=== Moving from Reviewed to published ===
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If you edit a bug report using "edit with form", you can mark the it as having been reviewed. This changes the category automatically.
  
To move a page from being reviewed to being published, you should move the submission page to a new page within the Main namespace of our wiki (i.e., 'directory.fsf.org/wiki/').
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== Viewing submissions (requests) ==
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New entry creation ''requests'' (submissions) are created with "Form:Submit":
  
Edit the new submission in the main namespace and make sure that the first template is named "Entry". If the page does not appear to be formatted correctly, you may have to change the line from "{{Entry2" to read "{{Entry". Once you have saved, you should be able to edit this page using the Edit with form tab. At this point you can go through and fill out any fields that were not available for editing through [[Form:Submit|Form:Submit]].
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* [[:Form:Submit]]
  
=== Publishing new submissions directly ===
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Submissions are in the 'Review' category
  
If a new submission is not being moved from the Review namespace, you can create it through [[Form:Entry|Form:Entry]].  
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* [[:Category:Review]]
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After you actually add an entry to the directory through [[Form:Entry]], edit the "Finished review=No" field to say "Yes", to change category to 'Reviewed'.
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* [[:Category:Reviewed]]
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If you accept the submission and add it to the Directory, it is nice to email the person who submitted it and let them know it is there now. You might mention the weekly IRC meetings and see if they are interested in helping us maintain this entry and others. You can set the reply-to address as <directory@fsf.org> if you like.
  
 
== Organization of FSD ==
 
== Organization of FSD ==
  
Here are some of the pages that an admin will find useful.
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Here are some pages that an admin will find useful:
  
=== Categories ===
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=== Categories mentioned above ===
  
 
* [[:Category:Review]]: Submissions for (usually) new packages
 
* [[:Category:Review]]: Submissions for (usually) new packages
 
* [[:Category:Reviewed]]: Submissions that have been processed
 
* [[:Category:Reviewed]]: Submissions that have been processed
 
* [[:Category:Bug report]]: User submitted bugs and suggestions
 
* [[:Category:Bug report]]: User submitted bugs and suggestions
* [[:Category:Bug_report-done]]: Update requests that have been processed
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* [[:Category:Bug_report-done]]: Processed bug reports
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=== Not mentioned above ===
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* [[:Category:Alert]]: Packages that have been marked as containing non-free software or using non-free documentation
 
* [[:Category:Alert]]: Packages that have been marked as containing non-free software or using non-free documentation
 
* [[:Category:Alert-done]]: Packages marked as non-free that have been processed
 
* [[:Category:Alert-done]]: Packages marked as non-free that have been processed
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* [[:Category:Documentation]]: All documentation pages
 
* [[:Category:Documentation]]: All documentation pages
 
* [[:Category:Test]]: Test pages
 
* [[:Category:Test]]: Test pages
 
=== Forms ===
 
* [[Form:Submit]]: Anyone with a user account can submit a package for review
 
* [[Form:Entry]]: Admins can use this to create new project pages
 
 
When editing a page, you have the option of using "Edit" or "Edit with Form". The first allows you to see the source code of the page and offers more flexibility, whereas the second one presents you with a convenient form layout, displaying and allowing you to edit current values.
 
 
At the top of pages in the Review: namespace is a link that will allow you to create or edit pages without typing URLs. Currently, making changes on official entries involves manually typing in what you have found, or copying and pasting basic info from user-submissions. To avoid copyright infringement, and to allow us to release the directory under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html FDL], please use your own wording for program descriptions.
 
  
 
=== Site development ===
 
=== Site development ===
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* [[FSD:Features]]: Potential site improvements
 
* [[FSD:Features]]: Potential site improvements
  
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=== Free Software Distros ===
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Some places to coordinate work specific to [http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free software distros].
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* [[FSD:Trisquel]]: Trisquel packages that should be added to the FSD.
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Also, see [[FSD:GNU]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:36, 12 March 2013

NOTE: This page is out of date. Please see a note on our latest approval system. This page remains because we are still in the process of cleaning-up the existing bugs and new submissions described below.

Contents

[edit] License concerns

Please note: When publishing a new entry to the Free Software Directory, please make sure that it meets our requirements. If the license is not a free software license, then it should not be added to the directory. Therefore, check the license first! If you have questions about whether a program should be added, you can ask the directory-discuss@gnu.org mailing list.

  • If you conclude that we can't admit a entry into the Directory, then change the status of relevant submissions to "reviewed" and add your (nice) comments explaining why above the template. See Review:0_A.D.-REV-ID-1 for an example.

[edit] When updating an existing entry

  • When updating license info for a package, please make sure it meets the FSF's requirements, and ask another FSD administrator to review your work. (Either click the right checkbox on a bug report's "Edit with form" tab, or file a bug report with "Problem with this listing?" at the bottom of the project's page). Also, if you update the license info or confirm that it is correct in a newer version, be sure to update the License reviewed by and License reviewed date fields for that package.
  • When updating an existing package in the Directory, if you suspect the package has changed and become proprietary software, then this should be flagged for urgent review immediately. Also, contact another administrator letting them know about the situation.
  • If you are having trouble updating or checking the license for a package, don't let this halt updating other aspects of the package's information. Simply update the information you can and then either update the existing bug report, or create a new bug report that states the license info needs to be checked and updated. Note that this applies to updating a license, not adding a new project to the directory.

[edit] Types of contribution

  • Form:Entry: Admins can use this to create new project pages. (see below.)
  • Form:Submit: Anyone with a user account can ask for a package to be added to the directory.
  • Anyone with a user account can file a bug report, using one of the links on entry pages.

[edit] About editing with forms

At the top of pages in the Review: namespace is a link that will allow you to create or edit entries without typing URLs or entering a name into Form:Entry. Currently, to make changes to an entry's content you must type in your own sentences, and copy and paste basic info. To avoid copyright infringement, please use your own wording for program descriptions.

When you want to edit a page, you have the option of using "Edit" or "Edit with Form". The first allows you to see the source code of the page and offers more flexibility, whereas the second one presents you with a convenient form layout, allowing you to edit current values.

[edit] Entry editing tips and guidelines

There is a manual that describes the meaning of each field in Form:Entry: Guide to Form:Entry. It also marks which fields are important or required.

[edit] Bugs and suggestions

Requested updates to existing submissions get categorized as "Bug report":

When completed, the category gets changed to "Bug report-done"

If you edit a bug report using "edit with form", you can mark the it as having been reviewed. This changes the category automatically.

[edit] Viewing submissions (requests)

New entry creation requests (submissions) are created with "Form:Submit":

Submissions are in the 'Review' category

After you actually add an entry to the directory through Form:Entry, edit the "Finished review=No" field to say "Yes", to change category to 'Reviewed'.

If you accept the submission and add it to the Directory, it is nice to email the person who submitted it and let them know it is there now. You might mention the weekly IRC meetings and see if they are interested in helping us maintain this entry and others. You can set the reply-to address as <directory@fsf.org> if you like.

[edit] Organization of FSD

Here are some pages that an admin will find useful:

[edit] Categories mentioned above

[edit] Not mentioned above

[edit] Site development

These links are useful for people working on fixing and brining new features to the directory:

[edit] Free Software Distros

Some places to coordinate work specific to free software distros.

  • FSD:Trisquel: Trisquel packages that should be added to the FSD.

Also, see FSD:GNU.




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