The windows 7 operating system, which was officially released in 2009, has terminated its technical support to the public on January 14, 2020. Even so, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is ready for the next step.In order to take over the windows 7 source code, the organization sent an empty hard disk to Microsoft last week. It's not clear how the software giant will respond.
According to the free software foundation:
Although Microsoft is unlikely to open the source of Windows 7, the free software foundation's proposal to leave the key to the operating system to the open source community has received a warm response.
In the past few weeks, we've sent a message to it - thousands of people around the world want windows open source - and we're going to provide the media and support for it.
Previously, Microsoft had said that the open source world was particularly important to it. So even if the company didn't respond immediately, the free software foundation was quite active in preparing the company to do so.
We hope that Microsoft will be able to show exactly the love for 'open source' software that it described in its marketing. If that is the case, we are ready to provide it with practical help, so that it has the opportunity to show this to the world.
Obviously, the Free Software Foundation hopes that Microsoft will not just talk about marketing in general, but turn to indifference after taking advantage of the reputation of the open source community.
However, the current situation is that despite the end of public support for Windows 7, the company is still providing expansion hormones and support for paying enterprises. As for what will happen in three years, let's wait and see.