Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past goal

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The Free Software Foundation has blown through its self-imposed target of 7,777 signatories in its efforts to persuade Microsoft to make Windows 7 open source.

We noted last week the GNU-gang’s attempt to coax the born-again open-sourcerer formerly known as “The Beast Of Redmond” into making a surprise deposit into GitHub.

The thinking was that since Windows 7 has now come to the end of the road, as far as free security updates are concerned, then perhaps Microsoft might release it as open software?

[Source: The Register]