Talk:Free Code Chat Software
Thanks for the assist with Links Asimong :) FYI I'm also in the process of copying over links from the original page, which I'm going to finish over the next hour or so. Maybe hold off on any further improvements until that process is finished (I'll indicate that here). --Strypey (talk) 10:20, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
- Oops! Apologies for jumping the gun. I'm also (as you will have seen) trying to optimise the readability / comprehensibility through the structure... Simon Grant (talk) 11:10, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
Increasing the usefulness of software lists
This list needs a little bit more work to bring up-to-date. Mainly combing through the body text of the Core Us page, and the 'see also' links, to see if any other software can be added to the list. The minimum condition for keeping software overview pages like this useful, as with the Free Software Directory and other curated lists like fediverse.party, is making them as comprehensive as possible, and keeping them up-to-date as things change; projects die, new projects are born, projects move repositories of change licenses etc.
I imagine it would also be useful to have some way of constrasting the user-orientated app software, from the more back-end software that will mainly be of interest to developers and deployers. Along the same lines separating out the bleeding edge and defunct code that may be of interest to developers and researchers, from the stable packages that will be of interest to those wanting to recommend apps to users or deploy servers for their use.
Beyond that, it would be great if these lists could become a resource for helping to coordinate cooperation between networks of developers, deployers, and users, to help more mature, stable software ecosystems come into existence. This would have the twin goals of making sure users have viable replacements for proprietary software and datafarming platforms, and making sure developers and deployers have the resources they need to make their work sustainable, and responsive to user needs. --Strypey (talk) 12:36, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
Renaming this page
I've realized that this page really ought to have been titled 'Free Code Voice and Video Chat Software', so that the label more accurately reflects the focus of the contents, and the current name redirected to that (along with the other redirect). Is that something I can do, or does it require special admin permissions? If I can do it, what's the process? --Strypey (talk) 12:53, 22 October 2019 (UTC)