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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 25th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Aug 23, 2017 10:36 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, August 25th, 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 now, it has the potential to be a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

On August 25, 1972, in Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was introduced. This advance in medical imaging opened new possibilities for treatment and diagnosis. To commemorate this advance, the Directory meeting this week will focus on medical free software. Currently, these entries are scattered throughout the Directory, so a great concrete project for this week could be gathering all of these projects under one category. Don't worry about the doctors, we have plenty of apples to fend them off.

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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