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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Divorce the movement from the man
by bralkein on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:22 UTC
bralkein
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2006-12-20

Of course the whole FOSS world owes Stallman and GNU an awful lot, and we would do well to remember that, but for pity's sake, can you believe this guy!? He's got to be one of the most alienating figures in the Free Software world, and we're not exactly short on choice, here.

Here's what we've got to do - write all his good ideas down, then pretend we don't know the guy and never invite him to speak at anything ever again.

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