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[6]: What an utter non-issue
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 11th Jul 2009 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What an utter non-issue"
MamiyaOtaru
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Agreed, but you'll get people saying that by using "he" to mean "he or she" you are perpetuating male domination through language patterns or something.

A gender neutral singular pronoun would not go amiss*. But please not, as the OP accused the Brits of using, "they". FFS.

*german has one. Ironically, it is "man". This is not the same word as "Mann" though ;)

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