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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: July 14th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Jul 12, 2017 03:14 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, July 14th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory, with this week's theme of organizing software.

Participate in supporting the Directory 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 Directory 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 Directory has been and continues to be a great resource to the world for over a decade now, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week the Directory recognizes Bastille Day in France. Back on this day in 1789 the storming of the Bastille fortress marked the beginning of a revolution. Revolutions require organized action. With this in mind the theme of the Directory this week is software for organizing. This category covers software that can help bring together information, people, collections, and even wine. Come Friday let's eat cake while we improve the Directory.

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 Directory today! There are also weekly Directory Meeting pages that everyone is welcome to contribute to before, during, and after each meeting.

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