Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: December 1st starting at 12:00 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC
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.
When a user comes to the Directory, they know that everything in it is free software, has only free dependencies, and runs on a free OS. With almost 16,000 entries, it is a massive repository of information about free software.
While the Directory has been and continues to be a great resource to the world for many years now, it has the potential to be a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help! And since it's a MediaWiki instance, it's easy for anyone to edit and contribute to the Directory.
Back in 1913, on the first of December, Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line for the Ford Model T. This step towards automation cannot be overstated. Whether you see it as soul-crushing alienation of labor or as the beginning of a Star Trek replicator future, there is no denying the impact. Therefore, this week we will focus on automation software. Think multi-server configuration tools, or merely some scripting: anything in this broad target is fair game.
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.