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Status Report 14 April, 2011

  • Staging server: We have created a staging server called; if you want access, simply log-in with your FSF account and then email me (jgay) and I will give you administrative access.
  • Data migration: To the best of our knowledge, anyhow. We believe we have successfully moved all of the data from the existing over to the wiki.
  • Forms/Templates: Are not yet complete, but we are rapidly approaching completion. When this is complete, testing and review will need to be done before we can launch. Further notes on workflow below; although detailed documentation on how this wiki is organized (Properties, Templates, Forms, et al) is not yet completed.
  • Backlog of work: There is a backlog of work (updates and new submissions). We will likely create an RT queue to deal with such work. Eventually we may be able to move task-management over to the wiki itself, but, currently such requests are in RT.


Our basic workflow is that users with administrative credentials will be able to edit and post entires to the directory. Such entries can be made visible to internal search and querying of the wiki as well as crawled by search engines. The entires can be added or edited using a form, Form:Entry (creation of detailed documentation for how forms, templates, etc. are organized should be coming soon).

Users without administrative credentials will not be able to edit pages/entries within the Main namespace. However, they will be able to contribute new submissions to the Review namespace. Pages in this namespace will not appear in search results or queries on the site, nor will they be crawled by search engines. Users will be able to submit new entries using the form, Form:Submit.

When Entries have been approved, administrators can move them from the Review namespace over to the Main namespace for official publication on the Free Software Directory.

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