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FSF Links Up with Environmental Groups

Aug 29, 2007, 16:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)


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"Continuing its efforts to connect with social activists, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released an open letter signed by major environmental organizations. The letter urges activists to reject lockdown technologies in general and Windows Vista in particular as hostile to their ethics and the causes they support, and to support free software instead. The letter is only the first in a series that the FSF plans to release in the coming months, each of which will be crafted to make an ethical or pragmatic appeal to a specific group's concerns.

"Although at least one well-known environmental group did not sign, stating off the record that it had no policy about software, signatories include The Green Party of England and Wales, People and Planet, Friends of the Earth International, and The New Internationalist..."

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