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The FSF's Free Software Directory needs volunteers to improve it. Here are some ways you can get involved, progressing from easy to difficult.
If you note an error in the database, we would appreciate it if you would bring it to our attention. You can do so by sending mail to <email@example.com>. Please include the name of the project and the field that is incorrect. It would be appreciated if you could also include the correct information. However, this isn't required.
One piece of information which is especially hard to keep up to date is the version information. If you are an author or avid user of a particular project and would like to ensure that the pages are kept up to date, this is relatively easy to do. Subscribe to the announcement list and report each new release as noted above.
If you'd like to do more than reporting the error, you can also make the corrections yourself. The directory data itself is stored on our savannah system, and you may make an anonymous CVS checkout. You can send us patches against that CVS tree to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you decide to submit a patch, please generate it with the -u option or, if this isn't supported by your diff, with -C 3. This makes it much nicer for us to read.
If you plan to make a lot of changes, you can check out the information from CVS by following these directions, and getting the directory module.
If you would like to add an entry for a program not already in the database, you can do so by filling out and submitting an online form.
If you'd like to work on the interface, you will find the
code in the Quagga savannah
project, and you can check out the
software by using CVS to get the quagga
module. If you want to test your changes, you should get the
directory module to have test data. The
interesting and current stuff is all in the
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