Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier argues in his article that positive campaigning is much more successful in reaching more people, than negative campaigning. He especially criticise the FSF for its "Defective by Design" and "Windows 7 sins" campaigns. I fully agree with Joe's point that it is important to do positive campaigning. This is especially true in Europe. That is why we -- FSF's European sister organisation -- always tried to formulate our message in a positive way. Only with positive campaigning FSFE is able to be recognised by European politicians and in return get their recognition, e.g. with this year's Theodor Heuss Medal. But also the FSF already had positive campaigns. Here some recent examples from the FSFs:
There are more examples of positive activies on FSFE's activity page, and there are also more examples on FSF's campaign page. Although there are a lot of "Gyes" campaigns out there, the problem is to get media coverage with positiv campagins. Beside that sometimes you have to critise bad things. For example Digitial Restriction Management (DRM) is bad for software users. The FSFs work that users have to control over their computing. So we have to defend them and say "No" to DRM, even if we do not have a solution how to make money with music and videos in the future. It is important for the FSFs to keep a firm stand on users software freedom.