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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: February 10th starting at 12 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Feb 09, 2017 10:38 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, February 10th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), with this week having the theme of working on adding new packages.

Participate in supporting the FSD by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on

Tens of thousands of people visit each month to discover free software. Each entry in the FSD 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 FSD has been and continues to be a great resource to the world over the past decade, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week again we are focusing on adding entries to the FSD. We have been making great progress on improving and updating existing entries, but we want to keep the FSD growing even as it improves. There is still a backlog of entries awaiting approval that we need to get through, and new packages are announced every day as well.

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 FSD today! There are also weekly FSD Meetings pages that everyone is welcome to contribute to before, during, and after each meeting.

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