Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 6th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
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Twinkies were invented in Schiller Park, Illinois on April 6,
1930, by James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental
Baking Company. Realizing that several machines used to make
cream-filled strawberry shortcake sat idle when strawberries were
out of season, Dewar conceived a snack cake filled with banana
cream, which he dubbed the Twinkie.
So one can say that Twinkies arose out of a capitalist understanding of time as a refined notion of the Judeo-Christian idiom "waste not want not." So for this week's Directory, we will focus on "time-shifting," both the legal construct as it interacts with free software, as well as free software that enables things like time-shifting.
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.