[rescue] Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever? WAS:::Re: What to do with the SS20

CHRIS CLEMSON chris.clemson at btinternet.com
Mon Jun 23 03:29:10 CDT 2014


I usually checked it once a week to see what was updated or newly
I found loads of cool utilities that I didn't know I needed on
there, just by browsing the updates.
Plus, anything that was cool, but didn't
need at the time, was easily findable again.
It's pretty lame that you can't
search any more, surely it hasn't been converted to static pages, so what's
wrong with leaving the search there?

One of the reasons for them stopping the
updates is due to "low traffic levels" according to the announcement.
there's not anything in the blog section about it.

It's a real shame, is
there anything else like it?
I'm sure there was about 8 years ago, but since I
found freshmeat exclusively for this kind of stuff, I seem to have forgotten
what the other site was called.
It is worth taking a copy somehow, even if it
is a static version?
We should not rely on The Internet Archive for something
this important.


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Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever? WAS:::Re: What to do with the SS20
>On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 02:49:11PM -0500, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>> That aside,
no one has any love for freshmeat.net ?  I don't know when 
>> freshmeat
started up, but I have been using it as a software resource
>> since probably
1997 or 1998. Sure, there's stuff out there like
>> sourceforge, but their web
interface is horrible.
>Agreed. freshmeat used to be one of the first best
places to look for neat
>open source projects. And agreed, sourceforge has
gone from bad to worse.
>I'm really surprised that a giant resource like
freshmeat could go away
>without somebody or some group stepping in to save
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