Upcycle Windows 7 - Petition by the Free Software Foundation (FSF)

in #upcyclewindows72 months ago

To the executives at Microsoft:

  • We demand that Windows 7 be released as free software. Its life doesn't have to end. Give it to the community to study, modify, and share.
  • We urge you to respect the freedom and privacy of your users - not simply strongarm them into the newest Windows version.
  • We want more proof that you really respect users and user freedom, and aren't just using those concepts as marketing when convenient.

We need your help to send Microsoft a strong message. We want 7,777 supporters to take a stand with us for freedom - not just for ourselves, but for future generations of computer users.

Please stand with us today, and sign below to show your support.

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Thanks for sharing! Will sign it.

That would be interesting but perhaps the source code is so similar to the newest versions that they won't even consider it.

Yes, you are probably right. And even if the source code would not be so similar to the newest versions, programmers could still create free Windows versions from the source code, and that would ruin Microsoft's business. There would be no reason to buy Windows from them.

Free windows 7 already exists, it is called Ubuntu.

Yes, I know about Ubuntu. Since about 2007 or 2008.
I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS on my current desktop PC.