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

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Jun 14, 2017 03:28 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, June 16th, 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 audio/video manipulation 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!

Back on this week in 1999, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stated that merely "space-shifting", transferring and encoding those files that already reside on a user's hard drive, to a digital audio player is OK. This placed digital audio players in a similar stead as the "time-shifting" video cassette recorder. This week the theme of the meeting commemorates this decision by looking at audio/video manipulation software.

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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