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Hello Freecode, goodbye Freshmeat

Last weekend an historic change (for free and open source aficionados anyway. Ed.) occurred when Freshmeat, one of the oldest free software directories on the internet, changed its name to Freecode. The change is accounted for in part by the unusual name causing problems for many years when trying to sell advertising space for the free, ad-financed software directory. To some advertising customers in the US, “Freshmeat” had a number of dubious connotations; moreover, people did not associate the name with free software or a software directory.

We at Bristol Wireless wish them every success with their change of name and if anyone wants more background on the rebranding, see this blog post.