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Free Software Directory meeting on IRC: Friday, July 07, starting at 12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC)

by Craig Topham Contributions Published on Jun 20, 2023 10:21 AM
Join the FSF and friends on Friday, July 07, from 12:00 to 15:00 EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory.
When Jul 07, 2023

from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where #fsf on
Contact Name

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:

Tens of thousands of people visit 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.

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 GNU bash: date --date='TZ="America/New_York" 12:00 this Fri'

Note: David Hedlund will be leading this meeting.

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