submitted 4 months ago by possiblylinux127 to c/freesoftware

As the mod of this community I'm trying to figure out the future of how I want this community to work. Some of you may of noticed that I have created a new set of rules for this community. I tried to be fairly laid back but I explicitly prohibited a few things in order to keep this community on topic and out of liability. I don't believe any of the new policies to be controversial but if you disagree with them please comment and let me know.

As for the future of the community I would like to try and get some more activity and discussion. I'm thinking about organizing a Q&A with someone in the community but I don't know who people would be interested in. This is all tentative so I'm not making any commitments. If you have any ideas comment below.

As for the free software wiki, it didn't get a lot of comments so I assume there is not a lot of interest. It would be a lot more work for me so I don't feel particularly motivated to start it. In all fairness there is a lot of information about free software online so maybe there is no need for a wiki.

To sum it all up I am pretty happy with how this community is slowly growing but I think we have lots of room for potential. I created the rules as a fallback for controversy and I've only had to remove one post so far.

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 months ago

What issues were you having before,?

[-] possiblylinux127 2 points 4 months ago

None really. I'm just trying to grow the community while preventing disputes

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 months ago

Gottcha makes sense. Hoping the best for you man

this post was submitted on 11 Mar 2024
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