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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Why?
by Kyin on Thu 27th Aug 2009 03:17 UTC
Kyin
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2009-01-19

Same old song and dance. The FSF gave us the GPL, which is a great weapon to keep free software free. To keep people like Apple from incorporating the code into their system and then closing it off to everyone else. They have a nifty list of free software on their site. I'm sure they've made other contributions, but I don't know what they are.

Probably because all I can hear is them yelling how evil Microsoft is. Seriously? Microsoft controls Windows? Windows is prone to viruses? What, windows costs money? Wow, if the FSF hadn't pointed these things out I would never had known.

I've been using Linux for a long time. And I have to agree with Linus when he said Microsoft hatred is a disease. This disease is crippling free software when people spend more time yelling about Microsoft than they do contributing to their own cause.

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