wants to replace Freecode

The new open source software directory Freshcode wants to replace the Freecode directory which stopped adding new software last month.


Freshcode is, as the name suggests, trying to be a cross between Freecode and Freshmeat. The site isn’t targeted primarily at desktop users, however, as they usually get software updates from their distribution. Freshcode aims to be more a place for libraries and projects that aren’t widely distributed anywhere else. Software content won’t be moderated and most submissions will be approved by automated processes. Automated importing from platforms like Sourceforge and GitHub is planned.

Text on the website is licensed CC-BY-SA and the project doesn’t want to use ads or tracking on the site. New entries are available with RSS and Atom feeds as well as via JSON.