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[4]: Hypocrisy
by ralph on Thu 9th Jul 2009 13:50 UTC 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[5]: Hypocrisy
by Jokel on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Hypocrisy "
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

I fully agree with you here...

To pull this thing out of context is childish to say the least. And leaving out the explanation of what really happened is "not appropriate" - to use a decent description.

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