User talk:Aeth3r

From Free Software Directory
Jump to: navigation, search

(Please note, this comment has been moved from the Snowdrift talk page to your user talk page)

Here, right here, is where the FSF has ceased to be a social movement and has become merely a trade association for developers.

I looked into it and, yes, this project which has set out to co opt basic terminology (our history) while pitting Free and Open Source projects against each other throttling funding for some projects based purely on popularity(incentivising a disregard of principles) has been approved by a staffer.

I shall not be renewing my membership.

I do not understand what you are saying. The program that was approved for publication is Snowdrift, a program written in Haskell that allows you to host your own crowdfunding website. The lead developer of the site accepts donations to support the development of this software project. The lead developer also apparently runs his own version of the program. You could also run your own version of the program.
This program is free software that runs on GNU/Linux and it seems useful: those are criteria for primary and essential criteria for adding packages to If you have an issue with the homepage we link to or other information listed on the directory page itself, please provide specific and clear feedback so we can address it on the directory.
We are sad to lose you as a member. However, I do not understand how in any way shape or form the FSF could be characterized as a "trade association for developers", particuarly with regard to the work done on the Free Software Directory. Are there specific things the FSF is doing on the Free Software Directory itself that are the kinds of activities associated with that of trade associations? If so, if you could kindly direct it to our attention we would be most appreciative. Any additional feedback you would be willing to share with us is greatly appreciated, you can email, or I am happy to arrange a phone call with you directly to take your feedback if that is helpful (if so, please email so we can coordinate a time). --Jgay (talk) 11:06, 5 December 2014 (EST)

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.