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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the FSF is bashing Microsoft because of their closed-source nature

The FSF is not bashing Microsoft , it's reminding people what Microsoft stand for.

I agree that this is a tired method of "marketing"...

That's because it's not marketing ... They are not trying to sale or stop you from buying Microsoft.

If this is all the FSF and other GPL zealots in general were limited to

Because you think you have more rights then legal and real people becaus etheydisagree with your stealing , lying and coward ways ?

I wouldn't be so annoyed with them.

Why are you annoyed with people giving you an dothers more rights and keep Free Software , Free and do so mostly for gratis ?

What annoys the crap out of me moreso is that they also tend to bash the BSDs,

Because BSD was the First Free Software that failed and did not work , because thieves and liar took over ?

and other open source licenses

Free Software is Open Source , so your point is really that you don't understand what your talking about at all ...

Open Source is about development method where the source is always open to all.

while also pretending that they support them.

FSF and Free Software support everyone as long as you don't try stealing and closing software and as for major requirement that Free Software be Open Source ...

So they don't pretend anything , actually it's reverso world. The Open Source liar and thieve , usually emphais that Open Source can be closed by them when the permission to do so is not given.

there's definitely some hostility toward non-GPL-based projects out there amongst the GPL-nuts.

Because your the one who is clearly nuts , you can simply avoid all GPL , by not touching it or try to illegally steal it and use it and close it ...

I'm not a GPL-hater

Yes , you are.

I definitely respect the FSF movement and GPL concepts.

No , you don'. That'S why you want to make exception for yourself and other thieves like you and be able to steal and compromis eit like you did with all those previous atempt at Free Software that came before it ...

But that's ok , if you steal GPL code or really beome a problem for the FSF. The Justice system and penalty come into play.

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