Free Software Directory:Features
- See FSD:Features/Properties for new fields/properties that have 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.
- Installation instructions for free distros of GNU/Linux.
- RSS feeds of developer blogs for each program in the directory
- Sample Projects 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).
- Favorites / “I use this” button
- 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 package.
- 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 ADMS.SW
- Add an authority control system to make software entries uniquely identifiable and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration
Places to discuss ideas
Join the mailing list or hang out on IRC #fsf on chat.freenode.net.
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