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Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement

From: Michael McMahon
Subject: Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:33:45 -0400
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I support this change as it would allow users of proprietary systems to easily find helpful free software programs that may lead them further up the freedom ladder [1].  Notepad++ comes to mind as a popular free software program that we cannot list on the Free Software Directory because it targets Windows system calls specifically.  We want all people to use free software and it often starts with a single free program on a nonfree system.


Michael McMahon | Web Developer, Free Software Foundation
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On 7/23/21 10:42 AM, bill-auger wrote:
on the face of it, that wording does not appear to be a
requirement - it looks more like an observation - not of a
necessary fact, but a co-incidental one - as it was written 6
years ago; it may not even be true anymore

All software listed in the Free Software Directory currently
runs on GNU/Linux!

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