This provocative piece maintains that the FSF must, well,
"The problem is that the FSF has no technical
perspective. Lacking perspective and not being able to appreciate
or understand the current technology trends is not a crime --
unless you're the FSF. This organization has tremendous influence
that translates directly into the community's scarce resources.
When a project receives the foundation's approval, it results in
much effort being poured into that project. In theory this might be
a good thing, except the foundation has a knack for approving
technologically unsound projects. That lack of perspective combined
with influence has cost the community millions of lost man-hours.
And that is inexcusable."