How you can help

If you have 5 minutes

You don't need much time to help the Windows 7 Sins campaign. Here are some ideas for things you can do which don't take very long at all.

Step 1. Join the mailing list

Stay informed — join our Windows 7 Sins mailing list

Step 2. Email a copy of our letter to a non-profit you support:

Send the email direct from your email client or copy/paste into a new message if you use web-mail.

Step 3. Email a copy of our letter to a company you know or use:

Send the email direct from your email client or copy/paste it into a new message if you use web mail.

Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Step 4. Distribute our flyer, adding copies to any notice boards in your work place or school

Download and print this flyer (PDF)

Step 5. Add our widget to your website or blog.


add this code to your website or blog

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Step 6. Add Windows 7 Sins to your social networking sites.

Now help us raise awareness against Microsoft and Windows 7 by spreading word of this petition within your social networks:

We recommend these sites because they follow ethical guidelines and respect their users:

Other popular sites for sharing news are a problem for technology users -- they are set up to lock users to their services and deny them basic privacy and autonomy. But it's important that we let people everywhere know about the dangers of Windows 7, so if you have an account on these sites, please help spread the word.

Please don't let sharing important news about Windows 7 and the dangers of proprietary software lead to further use of these sites.

Thank you for helping the campaign against Windows 7! You can learn more about the issues with network services at

If you have more time — Translate Windows 7 Sins into your favourite language!

Windows 7 Sins licensing

We've used the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license for the Windows 7 Sins website.

Works that express someone's opinion—memoirs, editorials, and so on—serve a fundamentally different purpose than works for practical use like software and documentation. Because of this, we expect them to provide recipients with a different set of permissions: just the permission to copy and distribute the work verbatim.

Richard Stallman discusses this frequently in his speeches.

Because so many licenses meet these criteria, we cannot list them all. If you are looking for one to use yourself, however, there are two that we recommend.

List of translations

If you can help with any of the following, please join the translation effort today.

List of Windows 7 Sins translations