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]: What an utter non-issue
by Ventajou on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE: What an utter non-issue"
Ventajou
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2006-10-31

without the implication that women aren't good with technology, there is no joke.


It's not a joke, it's a fact... I'm not going to try to figure out what the reasons are, but I've had quite a few tech jobs both in Europe and the US, and I can only remember a few women in tech (IT, development) positions.

Then again, the same can be said of other sectors. How many of you had a woman service your car?

It doesn't mean women are incapable, just that more of them are doing something else.

Now as far as RMS comment goes: if he's correct that no woman ever used emacs; I guess it just means that women are smarter than men.

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