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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Why is it that the more prominent open source figures are just arrogant?

Like RMS...

and Theo de Raadt (total loser)

ESR totally seems down to reality...

They are all very opinionated, only what they say matters. If they are called out on a remark they are like "so..". RMS at least doesn't tell you to just "F* Off" like Theo. Has anyone read any of his temper tantrums? Why is a guy like that so well respected when he is terrible to human beings? Just because he codes and supports open source? A lot of us do that....

Edited 2009-07-09 15:53 UTC

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