Is Free Windows Software Good? It All Depends.
I've been a beneficiary of all that Freshmeat has to offer probably since the first week the site was up -- It's one of the first things I do when I go and sit down in front of the console at work every day. What am I looking for when I type in the URL or click on the bookmark? Well, it's not so much the latest greatest Linux software that I can find for free -- although that is definitely an added bonus. I come here to find programs to make my life easier -- I come here to find software that is going to help me to learn as much as I can. It just so happens that during that quest I end up seeing all these programs written by talented and generous (and/or ego-bloated) individuals who for various reasons have chosen to make them available to the general public, usually for free. Countless times I have downloaded/installed software that I'd never dreamed existed or thought there was a need for, only to find that it makes my job much easier and my life in front of a computer much more enjoyable throughout the day.
I don't sit in front of a *nix machine all day - Due to my job I'm torn between *nix, NT and Win9x. I think if I were to see a great influx of software written for Windows show up on this site while I was specifically in search of a *nix solution, I'd probably be pretty miffed for the short term -- But then I'd find what I was looking for and most likely at a later time and come back and try some of that free Windows software.
Granted, there are places like Tucows where you can get a tremendous amount of freeware/shareware Windows software, but in general that type of software is of such a mixed variety. If free Windows software was going to be made available via Freshmeat, I would want that software to have some relation to *nix -- For example, look at MySQL -- really nice database software that exists for *nix _AND_ Windows.
I want software that I can run on both platforms that facilitates the integration of our Windows/*nix OS' and numerous hardware platforms. If the Freshmeat staff and some talented contributors are willing to provide that, I'd be ecstatic! If the software has no relation at all to BSD/Linux/etc or is not going to help the new crop of NT-only system/network administrators to do their jobs better by encouraging *nix education and integration, then I'm not for it.