"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
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