Free Software Foundation Wants to Waste Your Money

The Free Software Foundation, whose mission of supplying the world with free (as in free speech, not free beer, as founder Richard M. Stallman puts it) software sometimes looks like a crusade, has come up with a truly silly idea. FSF wants you to send it money so that it can send letters to businesses urging them not to upgrade to Windows 7. It has already sent letters to 499 of the Fortune 500 companies—it skipped Microsoft—urging them not to use Win 7. And it says for each $25 it gets in contributions, it can send 50 more letters.

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