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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RE: It certainly is an issue...
by Vanders on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:43 UTC in reply to "It certainly is an issue..."
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Sexism in IT is a problem. This wasn't an example of sexism in IT though: people are simply seeing the word "women" through their red mist, and aren't bothering to look at the context or think about what he actually said.

If it helps, what he said was equally stupid no matter which sex or gender you replace the word "women" with.

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