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: Stallman, politics and OSNews
by PrimalDK on Fri 10th Jul 2009 02:10 UTC in reply to "Stallman, politics and OSNews"
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Why talkin' here about the things Stallman say?

Did he release a new version of the Hurd?
Did he implemented a fix for, say, GNU/Linux?

What is the open source project he leads?

I respect what Stallman did but now he just seems an arrogant "i-just-talk-but-do-not-produce-anything-more" guy and IMHO, OSNews is about software, not about politics!

Let me quote the title of a recent OSNews article:

"Richard Stallman's Possibly Sexist Remarks at GCDS"

If that smells more of "software" than "politics" to you, I guess I'm not reading enough news headings...

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