There's an enormous difference. Read what the FSF actually
promises in return (vs the hot air information silence surrounding
* The FSF promises to *never* make their software proprietary.
* The FSF, as a non-profit, with a public charter stating its goal
to advance software freedom, has a fundamentally different purpose
than a for-profit entity with a responsibility to shareholders.
I trust the FSF completely. Given that most of Shuttleworth's
verbiage seems designed to disorient, confuse, muddle, and misappropriate,
the difference is beyond clear. The FSF has never been anything other
than direct and to the point -- and few organizations can claim their
consistency of purpose over more than a quarter century.