Is it possible to indicate in the project description on GitHub that this project was created as a free alternative to an existing paid application with functions similar to those for a paid one in the comparison table, for example, or explicitly point to a paid application?

Thank you!


An example of such a description is

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Of course it is possible.The sites are full of articles like=10 free alternatives to microsft office and so on.
 For example, I have an open source accounting system on a github, I just wrote - an alternative to 1C and other paid programs
  • Thank you so much! – Proud Plover Oct 22 '19 at 15:11
  • Proud Plover, will you also give a bribe to the doctor to allow you to break the diet? – Panicky96 Oct 22 '19 at 21:01
If we take into account Russian laws, then it is definitely impossible.Unfair advertising in the most obvious form.
  • Explain pliz.Why unscrupulous? The network is full of comparisons of anything – Drug-Induced93 Oct 22 '19 at 10:07
  • [[beduin01]], I agree with you, moreover, this is an advertisement for a free product, but we’re probably mistaken... – Proud Plover Oct 22 '19 at 10:25
  • If you look from this perspective, you need to use the well-known advertising"cheats." To write incorrectly:
    “Our product is twice as good as product X.
    Correctly write:
    "In our opinion, our product is superior to other products"
    "The 1993 Best Product by Alternative Gifted Dog Breeders Society"
    – Mystic3 Oct 22 '19 at 14:21
  • [[beduin01]],

    State Duma
    February 22, 2006

    Article 5.General requirements for advertising

    1.Advertising must be fair and reliable.Unfair advertising and false advertising are not allowed.
    2.Unfair advertising is recognized, which:
    1) contains incorrect comparisons of the advertised goods with goods in circulation that are produced by other manufacturers or sold by other sellers;
    – Panicky96 Oct 22 '19 at 21:00
They will laugh.
  • What do you have in mind? – Proud Plover Oct 22 '19 at 13:19
  • [[RooTooZ]], now you can use Shindovs absolutely free. – Haunted45 Oct 22 '19 at 13:34
I saw this, in the form of comparisons with analogues.But the price list never appeared there
  • Yes, the question is that opensource project is free – Proud Plover Oct 22 '19 at 13:20
If the name of the paid product is a registered trademark, the copyright holder may prohibit the use of this name in your description.