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: What an utter non-issue
by sbergman27 on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:24 UTC in reply to "What an utter non-issue"
sbergman27
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o Some people have an irritating habit of using the female pronoun when refering to third parties, even when the third party may be any gender.

Or randomly switch around on pronouns. And then there was an OS security article I was reading some time back. The author would do that. But as I read on, I began to realize that every time there was a poor, honest, overworked sysadmin who just wanted to protect his users and systems... that was always a 'he'. And whenever there was a viscious, dishonest, unscrupulous cracker trying to break in to steal credit card numbers... that was always a 'she'. :-P

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