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

by Ted Teah Contributions Published on Nov 07, 2017 12:03 PM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, November 10th, 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 adding new entries.

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!

November 10th, 1834, a ship set sail from Valparaiso, Chile. This ship was named the H.M.S. Beagle, and on it was a very special passenger, Charles Darwin. This trip would serve as a solidifying moment for Darwin in the formation of his theories. With this event in mind, the Directory theme this week is focused on evolution. Whether it's the email client known as Evolution, or Genetic Algorithm Utility Library (GAUL), which utilizes evolutionary models to to assist in the development of code requiring genetic algorithms, we will be looking at evolution in many different forms

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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