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Re: [directory-discuss] Free Software Directory Database

From: Ian Kelling
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] Free Software Directory Database
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:56:14 -0800

On Tue, Dec 27, 2016, at 11:41 AM, Marta Rogers wrote:
> Hello,
> does the Free Software Directory have periodic backups of its database 
> somewhere? If it doesn't, would it be possible for somebody to setup a
> cron job 
> to save periodic dumps of the FSD database?
> The data is released under GFDL, but it's currently impossible to use it.
> It's 
> like having a free, obfuscated javascript: it is free, but it's
> practically 
> impossible to reuse. This is what the data in the FSD looks like.
> Thank you for your time and understanding, I hope somebody will consider
> my 
> email and actually reply.

I just spent a bit of time looking into this (been meaning to for a
while), and there is a promising tool to do this with public access
level to the wiki.

I will try to make a public backup this week and report back. In case I
don't get to it or someone else wants to try it:

This links to a section titled: "Backup the content of the wiki (XML

The most promising thing there looks like the wikiteam method:

- Ian

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