Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19
What will OpenFree become?
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: What will OpenFree become?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Administrator Advisor peter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    882

    What will OpenFree become?

    There have been many requests about the future of OpenFree.org and I'll address them here.

    The community continues to be one of inquiring minds having free and open discussion about how everyday computing can change the world.
    1. OpenFree will continue to be a primarily Linux community with other operating systems occupying no more than 20% of the threads.
    2. Changes to the community will follow the guidelines proposed in the RFC thread. This will include any future mergers.
    3. The community will continue its efforts to appeal to the core membership of systems administrators and power users. With this in mind, the forums section will continue with the current four categories:


    • OpenFree Discussion
    • Linux / *NIX Distributions
    • Linux General
    • Windows

    The creation of additional categories will be subject to the RFC process.

    I hope this will put the community's mind at ease so that OpenFree can continue to thrive.

    My sites:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    -
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  2. #2
    Advisor Lovechild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Århus, Denmark
    Posts
    579
    As the dreadful Windows forum merger will not be undone consider me out of here, it has totally wrecked what was being built here not just because it was entirely a non-fit with the existing community but look at the kinds of threads we have had here lately. 90% Windows support filled with l33t speak.
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  3. #3
    Associate fossy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Antipodes
    Posts
    39
    I had forgotten why I joined until I found my first post. In any case, there's something appealing about the forum. I must admit I'm puzzled by the choice of a non-free forum engine and astonished to discover a "windows" section. (How did M$ manage to purloin common words like 'windows' and 'office'?)

    The world is a comedy to me as well as a tragedy. It's weird the way someone can use 'open' and 'free' and, evidently, have no concept of the contradiction involved in using or catering for software which is neither. I toyed for a while with setting up a site to provide resources relevant to Linux or Foss generally. I never entertained the thought of catering for M$.

    Anyway, I can ignore that section and shall.

  4. #4
    Junior Member nounou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    spain
    Posts
    77
    maybe I'm too new on your board but it seems that there is a lot of partiality in the comments above.
    As a linux user since many years (I started with suse 6 in 1997) and still a windows user (games ?) I think there are benefits of having both system helps in the same board...It can lead win users to discover that there is life without windows.
    and I can't see the problem: the ones who don't want to help others under other OS don't have to...there is free in the name of the board isn't it?
    I personally think it is a good thing to have windows and linux on the same board, the problem is sectarianism of the communities and the lack of objectivity on both sides.
    I know I'm new here I've been here for no more than a year and tried to be active as much as my spare time allows me but if by helping someone under windows i can lead this person to one day try linux (any flavor) I think then that I'll have done my part correctly...
    most of windows users are not bad people they just don't know about the possibility to run other OS on their computer and by keeping these world well apart there is little chances they discover their existence.

  5. #5
    Administrator Advisor peter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    882
    The community's name is unusual. It was originally focused on Open Source, but some of us still use Windows from time to time, so the section was added to complement the main Linux sections.

    There was disagreement with taking this new direction, but the world uses both and it will be like that for a long time to come.

    Enjoy whatever part of the forums you like. There's a little for everyone.

    Welcome!

    My sites:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    -
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  6. #6
    Associate fossy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Antipodes
    Posts
    39
    Greetings. I'm a member of a group about to set up a new forum for a Foss product. I've mentioned vBulletin and the others have pretty well decided it isn't on because it will add to costs unnecessarily. That's fair enough but it also seems inconsistent to use if for a site supporting a Foss product.

    SMF and myBB (both open source, although there's some limitation with the SMF licence) seem to be at least as good as the proprietary product. I'd like to know why you decided on vBulletin, if you don't mind disclosing that. Other Linux forums (including Ubuntu and linuxquestions) also use vBulletin. Some distros use SMF and a few use phpBB which is the overall favourite for forums generally.

Similar Threads

  1. New RSS OpenFree.org Feeds
    By peter in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 07:13 AM
  2. Hello OpenFree
    By camaptrang in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-18-2007, 06:35 PM
  3. New to openfree forums
    By thedude in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-26-2006, 07:21 AM
  4. OpenFree Directory
    By peter in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-02-2006, 08:10 AM
  5. What should OpenFree be?
    By peter in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-26-2006, 03:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •