Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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Not limited to Microsoft bashing...
by umccullough on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:35 UTC
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In this particular case, the FSF is bashing Microsoft because of their closed-source nature - and I agree that this is a tired method of "marketing"...

If this is all the FSF and other GPL zealots in general were limited to, I wouldn't be so annoyed with them.

What annoys the crap out of me moreso is that they also tend to bash the BSDs, and other open source licenses, while also pretending that they support them. At least, this is my impression.

And let me clarify that they aren't all like this, but it does seem there's definitely some hostility toward non-GPL-based projects out there amongst the GPL-nuts.

Sorry for going slightly off-topic ;) FWIW, I'm not a GPL-hater or anything, and I definitely respect the FSF movement and GPL concepts.

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