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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: December 8th starting at 12:00 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Dec 05, 2017 12:26 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, December 8th, 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 search software.

Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on

Tens of thousands of people visit 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.

It was this week in 1991 that the leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine signed an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States. With this act, the monolithic Soviet/Communist/Eastern Bloc was torn asunder into its constituent parts. One of the weaknesses of the original bloc was that with such a centralized socio-economic structure, the arrangement of social institutions and structures, as well as physical ones, could produce cascading failures from this central node.

The solution? Federalization/decentralization. So the theme of the Directory meeting this week is just that. We will look at federalized/decentralized software, from social media like Mastodon to crypto-currency. There are many paths that the meeting can take this week!

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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