Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: November 17th starting at 12:00 p.m. EST/17:00 UTC
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 47 years ago on November 17th that Douglas Engelbart received the first patent on the computer mouse. This advent in the realm of human interface devices (HID) would open the world of computers to many new people. To this day though, a battle rages in terms of the mouse's general use: the classic battle of window managers between the mouse-less Awesome and mouse-centric Mutter. This week, the Directory theme for entries is mice as input devices, and we will be discussing HIDs in general.
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.