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: Tasteless, but not evil
by google_ninja on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:21 UTC in reply to "Tasteless, but not evil"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

he's the guy who invented free software

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RE[2]: Tasteless, but not evil
by Hypnos on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:39 in reply to "RE: Tasteless, but not evil"
Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

And ...?

As an organization/institution/movement grows, leadership needs change.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

The original comment was implying he was just some random guy

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Free software was around long before RMS

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I meant as in the movement. Sorry for not being more clear.

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RE[2]: Tasteless, but not evil
by codex on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:28 in reply to "RE: Tasteless, but not evil"
codex Member since:
2008-04-21

NO! That is wrong, please stop treating RMS like a GOD!
Free software was available in the form of "public domain" software long before he even touched computers. GNU started at 1983, but researchers and computer geeks shared software long before that. They just did not care about licensing issues back then. Please do some reading first, here's a starter:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_free_software

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Yeah... I treat RMS as pretty much the opposite of a God, I find man is a self-righteous prick. I wasn't referring to software that is in the public domain, I was referring to the free software movement.

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RE[2]: Tasteless, but not evil
by Almafeta on Thu 9th Jul 2009 16:22 in reply to "RE: Tasteless, but not evil"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

he's the guy who invented free software


*cough*

"Hello. The fifty-year-old tradition of public domain software calling. They'd like a word with you."

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

No one defined it in that way before the FSF in the early 80s. I was referring to the free-as-in-liberty movement, not software that is in the public domain.

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RE[2]: Tasteless, but not evil
by phoenix on Thu 9th Jul 2009 17:20 in reply to "RE: Tasteless, but not evil"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

he's the guy who invented free software


No, he's the guy who started the Free Software Movement.

Free software, code sharing, open source, etc were all around long before Stallman got fed up with a printer manufacturer and lost his final hold on sanity. ;)

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