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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: July 28th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Jul 25, 2017 10:59 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, July 21st, 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 astronomy software.

Participate in supporting the Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be 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.

While the Directory has been and continues to be a great resource to the world for over a decade now, it has the potential to be a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

It was on this day in 1983 that NASA launched the Telstar 3A into geosynchronous orbit at 96 degrees W. With this in mind the Directory is going to look at the tangentially related category of astronomy software. Stellar examples of such software allow for the simulation of astral bodies, and there is also the well-known Gnuastro, an official GNU package that enables the manipulation and analysis of astronomical data. We hope to see you there on Friday when we blast off for the stars!

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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