|Subject:||Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement|
|Date:||Wed, 4 Aug 2021 23:32:39 +0200|
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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 <https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Free_Software_Directory:Free_software_replacements> if they are particularly useful." to https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Runs-on/GNU/Linux
Replaced "useful" with "the more common".
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++ Redistributable.
That makes sense. I support that we should allow free
Windows/macOS/iOS/Replicant-only programs to be listed. I think we
should discuss this at several IRC meetings until sufficient
feedback from the community has been received by the FSF to make a
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.
I worked on https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.en.html (which linked to the Winodows-only software Rufus for example), https://www.gnu.org/software/for-macos.en.html, etc, several years ago. Eventually I copied the tables to the FSD and now all gnu these gnu.org links redirect to their respectively FSD links.
All pages under
have a references in the "Free program" column saying: "This is a
selection of the more common free software applications available
for the [OS] platform, and is nothing like a comprehensive list.
You may want to check the Runs-on/Windows
category for more software. [OS]-only programs may be listed
here as well but has external links since the Directory only
includes program entries for GNU systems." -- this notice have to
be extended with a strict policy if we wish to list as few OS-only
programs as possible (eg: "[OS]-only programs are only allowed to
be listed if no cross-platform programs for GNU/Linux and [OS]
I restored Notepad++ now for two reasons: 1) It is common 2) The
FSD does not forbid political messaging.
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