The Free Software Foundation this week announced that it has established a petition demanding that Microsoft release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software. The foundation aims to get 7,777 signatures to that effect. By free, the organization means thatthe users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software, according to its definition. The organization claims that free software is different from open source software in terms of values. Windows 7...

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