Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is not anymore freeware, since one need to pay for PhoNetInfo on Nokia's shop, around 1 USD. Not much, but anyway - not a freeware software.
I understand that world need to change continuosly, but it is a pitty to see that some old good services are dying, like usenet.
I will miss freshmeat.net
Anyway - free code is not for free. Who is paying? Developer, by spending months of his life on OS code. And everybody from you know that. And everybody who is downloading free software knows
that there is someone who is spending time.
What"new" freecode may do is:
to encourange "commercial world and good people" to pay to best OS developers
(those small OS software, not big players). Please setup some rules, and Freecode foundation,
then list really good developers, good projects, up to date projects and give them money to live.
That would help developers to keep updating the projects. Otherwise many of the projects are dying
not because they are bad, but because developer has no motivation to continue. She or he will just work for big companies, just earn some money for life.
It should not be the contest, since that would be one-time motivation.
That normal return from the world to developers, would improve the world.
Please think of it. Without that we will see projects not updates, disappearing.