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Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement

From: Michael McMahon
Subject: Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2021 10:45:36 -0400
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From a licensing perspective, Notepad++ is free software.  The Free Software Directory is a directory for free software.

Judging a project based on their political stances is beyond the scope of the Free Software Directory.  Political judgements should be left to the Apolitical Software Directory which does not exist.

Michael McMahon | Web Developer, Free Software Foundation
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On 8/4/21 5:39 AM, David Hedlund wrote:
I removed Notepad++ from

Notepad++ and more can be found at
that I added to

On 2021-08-02 23:24, Adonay Felipe Nogueira via wrote:
Em 23-07-2021 23:34, David Hedlund escreveu:
Added: "We list external links to free software without GNU/Linux
support for other operating systems
if they are particularly useful." to
I don't think we should let external links to possible free/libre
software appear in public-facing pages unless we make create proper
entries for those software.

The Directory is a place where anyone can add software entries for
review, then some evaluators/reviewers do one or two review checks (with
varying depth of detail) and approve it or not in a way similar to
saying that is, at that time and to that specific version, considered
free/libre. If we simply link to a possibly free/libre software without
actually reviewing it, we run the risk of, for example, end up linking
to a software for Windows that depends on Microsoft Visual C++

Also, I don't know if you recall this David Hedlund, but when we created
the Collection namespace, both of us agreed that it would be used as a
means of listing already-reviewed and curated/selected free/libre
software that do some task to replace non-free ones.

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