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Wikidata, Guix and the Free Software DIrectory [was: Re: [ELPA] New pack
Wikidata, Guix and the Free Software DIrectory [was: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el]
Fri, 8 Jan 2021 13:46:32 +0100
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On 1/7/21 2:49 PM, Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I see two ways we could possibly manage to use repology.org in the
> Free World.
> * Find a way to distinguish free from nonfree packages. I see two
> ideas One is to snarf the lists of free packages from Debian and
> Parabola. Another is to see if free packages list a license that
> shows they are free. You might have other ideas.
Repology data can easily be found on Wikidata  but I wonder if
Repology can locate and merge their entries on Wikidata or if it was
> Does anyone have another idea?
Repology is a software directory but we already have such tool with the
Free Software Directory! 
Wikidata can natively distinguish free from nonfree packages. So one way
is to add all Guix variable names into Wikidata  and find a way to
link the Wikidata properties with the FSD entries…
Then Emacs can use the Mediawiki API to query the fetched data.
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