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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: January 5th starting at 12:00 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC

by Dana Morgenstein Contributions Published on Jan 05, 2018 10:20 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, January 5th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory, with this week's theme of CAPTCHA!

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
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.

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.

This week's theme is, by special request from a big
friend of the Directory: CAPTCHA, or, the Completely Automated Public Turing test to
tell Computers and Humans Apart. We have already identified some
likely suspects, and we invite you to find others. We are hoping for
your help this Friday in running them down.

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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