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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Bad PR
by strcpy on Thu 27th Aug 2009 05:48 UTC
strcpy
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2009-05-20

I am not a big fan of FSF.

But regardless of me and my opinions, this is extremely bad PR.

Negative campaigns are always obnoxious. Even more so in certain parts of the world; here for instance U.S. presidential elections are always tormenting to watch. In some parts of the world negative campaigns are considered insulting. For these reasons, FSF's offensive strategy often feels distasteful and frankly, disgusting.

When you have to rely on negative publicity, there is already something wrong in your organization.

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