Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:09 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y During the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, Richard M. Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (and the Superfluous Introduction Award goes to...) gave a keynote speech. Said keynote speech raised a few eyebrows in the Free software community because of a number of questionable remarks regarding women in technology. David "Lefty" Schlesinger, member of the GNOME Advisory Board and active in the mobile open source community, took issue with RMS' remarks and decided to call him out on it. The response he got was... Less than satisfying.
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One more reason to dislike RMS
by WereCatf on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:22 UTC
WereCatf
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I've never liked RMS. He seems to only regard his own opinions as worth of believing in, he can be pretty arrogant, and he has this very black-and-white view of the whole world. But to add such sexist "jokes" in his speech just makes him look even worse. Yes, I am an "EMACS virgin" in a sense that I've never used it, nor do I plan to, but it does not mean I need help learning it if I so wish nor does it give him any right to criticize me or any of my female friends who them either haven't used EMACS.

Agh, I'm so annoyed right now >_<

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