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Friday 'Ghosts' Directory IRC meetup: October 21st starting at a new time! 1pm EDT/17:00 UTC

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Oct 20, 2016 10:27 AM
Join the FSF and friends Friday, October 21st, from 1pm to 4pm EDT (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), with this week having a special theme of hunting for dormant 'Ghost' projects.

Participate in supporting the FSD by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode.

Tens of thousands of people visit 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 FSD has been and continues to be a great resource to the world over the past decade, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

This week we're chasing Ghosts, at a brand new time! Some projects on the directory are currently unmaintained or dormant. While up to date software is always needed, these older projects still present value and the possibility of resurrection. We want to make sure that the resources on the directory are up to date and help people to find both current and older packages. We'll be hunting down these projects this week at a new later time. Lots of our regulars couldn't make it out for our first hour, so we're shifting the schedule back one hour.

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 FSD Meetings pages that everyone is welcome to contribute to before, during, and after each meeting.

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