Free Software Directory meeting on IRC: Friday, March 17, starting at 12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC)
Mar 17, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||#fsf on libera.chat|
|Contact Name||Craig Topham|
Help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), a catalog of useful free software that runs under free GNU-like systems (not limited to the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants) and a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday, we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on Libera.Chat.
Unfamiliar with IRC? Read more about it at: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/IRC_Help
Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Entries in the Directory can contain 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.
When a user visits the Directory, they know that everything in it is free software, has only free dependencies, and runs on a free operating system. With over 16,500 entries, it is a massive repository of information about free software.
While the Directory has been, and continues to be, a great resource to the world for many years now, it has the potential to be a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help! And since it runs MediaWiki, it's easy for anyone to edit and contribute to the Directory.
Note: David Hedlund will be leading the FSD for this session.
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. To see the meeting start time in your time zone, run this in
date --date='TZ="America/New_York" 12:00 this Fri'