sourcefu is a software development community that logs its IRC channel publicly at because "we live in a world of infinitely searchable micro-content, and every contribution, however small, enriches all of us."


"fu" is short for the Chinese word gōngfu (功夫) which means "any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete."

"-fu" appears in The Jargon File as "expert practice of a skill" but in "sourcefu" the hypen was removed to keep it short. :)

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