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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: January 27th starting at 12 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Jan 26, 2017 01:42 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, January 27th, 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's theme of adding new entries to the FSD.

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's theme is going to focus on adding new packages to the FSD. We've done a lot of work on cleaning up various categories and improving the FSD, but we have to keep it growing! This week we'll work on approving pages that have been added, but also getting more packages into the FSD 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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