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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: February 17th starting at 12 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Feb 15, 2017 10:49 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, February 17th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), with the theme this week of adding new packages.

Participate in supporting the FSD by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org.

Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the FSD contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.

While the FSD has been and continues to be a great resource to the world over the past decade, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week we will continue to hammer away at new entries awaiting approval. We've returned to this theme because one week was not enough to verify all of the new packages that are awaiting approval. Working on these entries helps ensure that the FSD keeps pace with the ever expanding world of free software and remains a valuable tool for free software users and developers.

If you are eager to help and you can't wait or are simply unable to make it onto IRC on Friday, our participation guide will provide you with all the information you need to get started on helping the FSD today! There are also weekly FSD Meetings pages that everyone is welcome to contribute to before, during, and after each meeting.

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