news for developers or users
If I were a developer, I would prefer to see any Open Source apps announced here, regardless OS or platform they are written for. If the program is good, I can get the code and port it to my preferred OS.
On the other side, although I am a Linux user, I must use Win* in computer classes, for developing large Web sites, in work, etc. If I buy or use illegal windows copy, I want use my favorite GNU programs for it to feel at home. It was very nice when I installed vim, mc and all GNU stuff from DJGPP, and could fire up bash and use it as if it were linux.
So, I would like to see on freshmeat news on every Open Source program, and know whether it runs on windows/BSD/Be/Mac. This is freedom - to choose the OS, as we choose one from many Linux distros. But another freedom is needed - to choose *not* to see something, to filter commercial or windows apps out of "My Freshmeat", as I can do it on Slashdot.
There is an alternative - to use linux.tucows.com a.k.a. LinuxBerg, and there find any Commercial/Shareware/Freeware/OpenSource apps. There are no limitations on licenses, quality, platform nor OS. But I prefer freshmeat for its news interface and _almost_ Open Source orientation.