Parents eff45f699762
Children 2c775a280269
Copy most of the text from the main page to the about page so that there is some actual content there. Fixes PIDGIN-17541.

Testing Done:
Ran server locally and verified page appeared as expected.

Bugs closed: NEST-33, PIDGIN-17541

Reviewed at
--- a/hugo/content/about/ Thu Jun 17 21:08:14 2021 -0500
+++ b/hugo/content/about/ Mon Jun 21 01:44:08 2021 -0500
@@ -6,3 +6,39 @@
weight: 20
+Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat
+networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on
+XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time. Pidgin runs on Windows,
+Linux, BSD, and other UNIX-like operating systems.
+Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box:
+[MicroFocus GroupWise Messenger](
+(formerly from Novell), [HCL
+Sametime]( (formerly from Lotus/IBM),
+and [Zephyr]( It can support
+many more with [plugins]({{<ref "plugins">}}).
+Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers,
+away messages, buddy icons, custom smileys, and typing notifications. Numerous
+plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard
+Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed
+under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin's underlying
+code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you
+make for everyone to benefit from as well.
+Pidgin is translated into many [different languages]({{<ref
+"about/supported-languages">}}), thanks to the generous contributions of our
+volunteer translators.
+Pidgin is a huge project that is under constant development. Releases are
+usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as
+[issues]( and
+[contributions]({{<ref "development/contributing/">}}).