|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: [NJLinux] Software Freedom Day
Other people's experience may differ, but, in my neck of the woods,
Software Freedom Day -- when I checked into it, several years in a row
-- turned out to overwhelmingly (to the exclusion of just about
everything else) about dispensing open source / free software
applications coiled for Win32 to MS-Windows users.
At the time, much of the activity centered around a CDR image called
OpenCD, which was entirely MS-Windows desktop applications.
That project has been unmaintained since a schism in 2007 and problems
involving sponsor Canonical, Ltd.:
(There's a successor project, OpenDisc, that is likewise limited to
Win32 desktop software.)
Obviously, views differ widely on this, but I personally have better
things to do with my time than helping MS-Windows users redecorate their
prison cells. Of course, it's entirely possible that the focus and
activities of Software Freedom Day differs between years and between
locations -- but I thought I'd mention the issue, as it reportedlhas
been front and centre at least usually, and for all I know maybe always.