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Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement

From: David Hedlund
Subject: Re: Lift "runs on GNU/Linux" requirement
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 06:57:38 +0200
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On 2021-08-20 05:17, Richard Stallman wrote:
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> The free software directory is meant to advance the free software
> movement.  We seek to replace proprietary operating systems, not to
> enhance them.  So we only make entries for programs that run on GNU
> (including GNU/Linux).
> However, the pages of "free replacements for common applications on
> the XYZ system" serve a somewhat different purpose.
> It seems to make sense to recommend a Windows-only program
> in the list of "replacements for Windows".  Of course, we won't
> make an entry for it.

Instead of adding entries for them, we could review them by adding HTML
comments after the external link instead. Example for, change:

[ ClamWin]


[ ClamWin]<!-- Free software license:
GPL-2.0-or-later. Non-free software dependencies: No   -->

This review method can be documented in

> We decided to move these into the FSD because that had some advantages.
> It also has some disadvantages.  It isn't a perfect fit, and this
> is an example of how it is not perfect.
> But I think it's ok to have a less-than-perfect fit here,
> since there is no obvious perfect alternative.

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