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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: February 3rd starting at 12 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Feb 02, 2017 02:32 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, February 3rd, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), with this week having the theme of working on packages for web authoring.

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's theme is focusing on software devoted to web authoring. The ubiquity and importance of the web in modern society is hard to understate. It is the medium for many of the conversations conducted in regards to the status of society. Whether it's a what you see is what you get editor, a full site management system, or a bookmark platform, these web authoring tools are of paramount importance. Tools such as these enable one to not just listen passively to the conversation, but rather it provides users the freedom to lead the conversation, without sacrificing user freedom.

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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