Monday, June 25, 2012

Microsoft Blocked Access to Free Software Charity Site, Dub it ‘Gambling’

This one shakes my head. But read on....

Whether this is an error or out of intent, Microsoft have been blocking access to the Free Software Foundation‘s donation form on corporate systems using the company’s Security Networking program.

The ‘block’, which will only have affected a small number of people, was put in place after Microsoft’s Reputation Service judged it to be a ‘gambling site’.

Most people are saying the following: Seriously?!.

I know hiccups do happen, the blocking of a fully registered nonprofit charity that has been around for almost 30 years does seem, in all fairness, to be ridiculous --  to say the least.

On the bright side....

The free software foundation is getting plenty of press about this, and this is spreading their name and their goals. 

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