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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by czayas on Fri 10th Jul 2009 18:46 UTC
czayas
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2009-04-09

I don't think RMS's "Saint IGNUcius" comedy routine is more rude than, as another poster pointed out, South Park for example.

RMS's act is world wide well known. Didn't they knew what they were going to get? It's the same act that RMS presented back in October 2008 here in my country (Paraguay, South America), complete with the "EMACS virgins" stuff, and received a stand-up applause.

Paraguay is a 98% catholic country (I was raised in a catholic home, went to a catholic school). There were around 600 people present, many women (my wife was present, a great feminist) and none of them have felt offended.

The cassock, the hard disk platter as halo, the laptop as a table of the Ten Commandments, aren't clues that this is a comedy act that seeks to ironize prejudices?

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