Attn lazyweb:

I want a software blog.


I want it to tell me about neat things that I should be running in
Linux, primarily, and maybe also about neat things on other platforms.
It should definitely be about open-source software.


It needs to represent a lot of voices, and not be a column written
by one person. So it could be a LiveJournal community, maybe, or it
could be a collaborative site like use Perl but about
software.


It has to have reader comments, because the best way things like this can work
is for people to post “Sure, that’s neat, but I wish it did FOO”, and
then “Oh, BAR is a program like this one that also does FOO”, and so on.


Sweetcode is almost what I want, but its editorial stance
aims a bit too much for the esoteric. There isn’t a great deal of
practical esoteric software, which is probably why sweetcode gets a new
post every few months. This is why it needs to be a community effort;
if one person posting had the sweetcode editor’s taste in software
it wouldn’t be overwhelming because other people’s tastes would
balance it out.


VersionTracker is almost
what I want, except it’s more of a repository and less of a showcase,
and it tries to accomplish too much, and it’s oriented towards OS X
rather than Linux.


Freshmeat is almost what I want, but it doesn’t have an
editor, so it’s hard to pick out the neat bits from the sheer volume.


Does anyone know if such a thing exists?


Does anyone else think that something like that would be worth reading?
Worth contributing to?

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