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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: June 9th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC

by Donald Robertson III Contributions Published on Jun 08, 2017 11:18 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, June 9th, 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 adding new 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, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week we're focusing again on adding new entries, with a particular focus on getting the Directory import project up and running. While the Directory is a great resource for finding packages that may not be in your repositories, using the information contained in those repos to fill out the Directory can make it an even more robust tool. So while we'll be helping maintainers to add their own projects and reviewing entries that have been recently added, we'll also be discussing how the import project is going to work as well as looking into recruiting more volunteers for the project.

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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