Yeah, that's cool! Cannot drive away temptation to joke on other what-to-submit-on-freshmeat subtopic. DISCLAIMER: I'm kidding, don't kill me!
So, I wrote some stuff to port *nix stuff to damned windows. Why in hell? That's because of that stupid boss, he told I must use windows and not linux. 'Damn', I said, 'I will use your #@$#%% windows. But I will use it in the same way as my wonderful linux.' So I wrote. Now I can take package from my wonderful linux distribution, compile it there and say 'ha-ha' to Bill. What's next? Of course, I've got a thought about fellow humans who failed to make millions with Open Source, and live in Real World, and have bosses and other circumstances which disallow then to use wonderful linux. I thought my stuff might be interesting for them. Where did I go? Don't look askance - I came to my favorite announcement site which I always used, use, and will use - Freshmeat! And what wonderful, attentive Freshmeat staff told me - 'We don't announce Windows software'. I told 'Guys, here's a mistake - my stuff is Open Source software, released under LGPL and made to ease porting other Free and Open Source software to new platform'. 'We don't announce Windows software' - patiently explained Freshmeaters.
They announce utilities solely made to mimic some Windows syntax and behaviour on linux. They announce crossplatform stuff with support for Windows. They announce scripts most of which - o horror - can be run on Windows. Well, they are happy with WINE made to run Windows software on Linux. But with my stuff, which does vice versa (the war on enemy's territory!) they have their bogometers triggered, they don't announce Windows software.
And all this after that editorial on whether Free Software for Windows is good. Well, many said 'no, it's intrinsically evil'. But many also said 'Well, Free Software is Free Software, why not give a chance to that stupid platform also?'
Operating Systems Considered Harmful
After reading 28 comments it's hard to add something, but I'll try. Do you really see the difference between Linux and Windows? Wow, guys, you are _GEEKS_! Put your heads up, we are talking about software. What is software? "Any software which is not free, sucks" explains Raymond. Do trust him.
Is "open source" software about its license? Phew, too little, as for me. It's about conformance to _official_ standards, such as POSIX. It's criteria to assess software. If it's written for idiosyncratic stuff like "MFC", "OCX" and boring stuff like that - let it rest in peace. If it uses common (==open) standards, compiles with standard-compliant compilers (and not different toyish msvc++) - it's just _software_ and should be here - just because it will run on any OS, just because Operating Systems Considered Harmful. Rant off, folks. Merry Christmas!