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]: Hypocrisy
by ralph on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Hypocrisy "
ralph
Member since:
2005-07-10


When the shoe fits.

Wow, you're acting like an asshole.
Hope you don't mind, but you know what they say, when the shoe fits...


His reasoning is in there, and his emails are the main story link.

No, it isn't.

"The Cult of the Virgin of Emacs, like the rest of the Church of Emacs, is meant to poke fun at religion and at myself."
...
"The cult of the Virgin of Emacs is simply intended as a joke about the cult of the Virgin Mary. I assure anyone who perceived derogatory meanings in it that I did not intend them."

So again, it really speaks of a high journalistic ethos to leave this out of your summery.

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RE[3]: Hypocrisy
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Hypocrisy "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Wow, you're acting like an asshole.
Hope you don't mind, but you know what they say, when the shoe fits...


If you think I'm an asshole - that's fine with me. I can definitely see how the shoe would fit me. I know myself well enough to know that I'm not always particularly likeable.

No, it isn't.


Then I suggest you go back, and read again, because Stallman's reasoning is DEFINITELY in there. You may not like the way I put it, but it's definitely in there.

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RE[4]: Hypocrisy
by ralph on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Hypocrisy "
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

Then I suggest you go back, and read again, because Stallman's reasoning is DEFINITELY in there. You may not like the way I put it, but it's definitely in there.

Thom, it definitely is not.
Stallman explains twice what he meant with his jokes.
Do you point this out in your summery? No, you don't.

Stallman assures everyone that his remarks were in no was intended as derogatory jokes.
Do you point this out in your summery? No, you don't.

So it's not just that you might be an asshole, something we can seem to agree on, but that you are an incredible failure when it comes to being someone who even remotely resembles a journalist.

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RE[4]: Hypocrisy +1
by timon37 on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Hypocrisy "
timon37 Member since:
2009-03-16

" Then I suggest you go back, and read again, because Stallman's reasoning is DEFINITELY in there. You may not like the way I put it, but it's definitely in there.

Thom, it definitely is not.
Stallman explains twice what he meant with his jokes.
Do you point this out in your summery? No, you don't.

Stallman assures everyone that his remarks were in no was intended as derogatory jokes.
Do you point this out in your summery? No, you don't.

So it's not just that you might be an asshole, something we can seem to agree on, but that you are an incredible failure when it comes to being someone who even remotely resembles a journalist.
"
Just want to say I agree with ralph.

Also I'd like to point out that you had quite a problem understanding a very simple comment about Mono by RMS. Which was explained to you by a few people in the comments (which you asked for) and you didn't even make an update to the post apologizing for not understanding it and posting FUD.

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