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[2]: Hypocrisy
by ralph on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Hypocrisy "
ralph
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When the shoe fits.

Wow, you're acting like an asshole.
Hope you don't mind, but you know what they say, when the shoe fits...


His reasoning is in there, and his emails are the main story link.

No, it isn't.

"The Cult of the Virgin of Emacs, like the rest of the Church of Emacs, is meant to poke fun at religion and at myself."
...
"The cult of the Virgin of Emacs is simply intended as a joke about the cult of the Virgin Mary. I assure anyone who perceived derogatory meanings in it that I did not intend them."

So again, it really speaks of a high journalistic ethos to leave this out of your summery.

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