Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 11th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
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It was on August 11th, 1934 that Alcatraz, the government facility in the San Francisco Bay, first began accepting prisoners for incarceration. Alcatraz, or "The Rock," was established to house the most dangerous inmates due to the difficulty of escaping the island and the strong currents in the Bay. Perhaps chroots would be the most fitting match for today's activities given this historic marker, but instead let us focus on encryption 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.