The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is taking its anti-Microsoft campaign global, arguing that proprietary software, particularly Microsoft's, erodes internet users' freedoms.
The FSF said today that it will issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.
"By translating Windows 7 Sins into as many languages as possible, we are making this an international campaign for computer user freedom," said FSF campaign manager Matt Lee.
Windows 7 Sins was launched last August in the US accompanied by rally in Boston, Massachusetts ahead of the launch of Windows 7.
The FSF has outlined seven areas where it claims that proprietary software hurts computer users: invading privacy, poisoning education, locking users in, abusing standards, leveraging monopolistic behaviour, enforcing digital rights management, and threatening user security.
The campaign makes the case that computer users should not use Windows software, and should instead adopt free software such as the GNU/Linux operating system and the open-source OpenOffice.org productivity suite.
The FSF was founded in 1985 to promote the use of free software, particularly GNU operating software and its GNU/Linux variants.
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