Mostly GPL programs
I hope I get this right ... it all started w/someone wondering what would happen if there were more Open Source software for windows paltforms.
Now it has deviated all the attetion to what freshmeat is ... so I guess (and this is MY guess) that the point is being missed.
I believe, and I will make a brief comment on freshmeat, that it is just a place to find new sofware. What you can notice is that most of it is open source and for linux, well ... so what ?
Freshmeat is just a place to find software, it doesnt makes a difference for which platform was written (I hope).
Now going back to the Win world, every piece of software that was written to run on win platforms if either commercial or shareware. There are only a FEW things that are free.
Why is that ? I really dont know, and taking a wild guess, it could be because of the ideology behind win and its patches. I guess that most of the software programmers for the win environment think that if they had to pay for, lets say, borland C/C++ why shouldnt people pay for what they made ?
So basically, like the original poster (sorry I cant remember your name now. (-; said in the first place, if there were a GOOD development environment, that was free, maybe developers would start writing free software for win.
Theres another thing, after talking to many Mic. Cert. Eng. *grin* they dont even know anything about GNU, or the FSF ... and when I tell them about it they just cant believe it, and they even think that thats dumb.
So, they way i see it (and to summarize), freshmeat is an internet site wher you can "advertise" your software.
And yes, if there were more free software for the win world it could even be acceptable for me (-;. PS: please excuse my poor use of english.