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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: July 21st starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Jul 19, 2017 12:01 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, July 21st, 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 updating older entries.

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 to be a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week we'll be doing some cleaning up, focusing on entries that haven't had an update in a while. We are doing a great job at getting new packages listed, but if we don't take the time to go back and update older entries, the Directory risks becoming stale. Making sure entries are up to date is just as important as expanding the Directory, since an out-of-date download or listing isn't super useful. So, come join us this week in freshening up those golden oldies!

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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