Recently I stumpled on the project fsdaily.com. It is a digg.com-clone but is focused on Free and Open Source Software. While the community seems to be rather small yet it might be an interesting news source in the future.
When I came across fsdaily.com I noticed an interesting piece of news about future EU plans to buy more Open Source software. It caught my eye because I hadn’t read that anywhere else at that time. Therefore I had a deeper look at fsdaily.com, and must say that it looks rather nice.
The more important question however is if it will suffer the same problems as digg.com. While I loved digg.com when I first discovered it I dropped it some months later due to quite some disappointments: digg is, after all, just a place for the masses. So the relevance is also defined by the masses. And well, the masses love sport, glittering things and naked skin. The equivalent in the software world might be iPods, themes and desktop screenshots. That’s ok for the masses, but as a result digg.com is just not the place if you want to get decent information or want to follow technological development.
That however might be the case with fsdaily.com – although I must admit that even the FLOSS world might have it’s equivalent for sport, glittering and naked skin in the form of a dozen hot flame wars. But at the moment the situation looks rather calm, and due to the specialized focus I think the topics will stay more technique related and really interesting than just glittering.
Also since it is still a quite small project, you can still influence it quite a lot with just a couple of people. So where is the next Commit Digest? In the end it’s the community which decides which news are interesting.