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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Jokel
Member since:
2006-06-01

Wow!

So the whole quality of an OS depends on how some minority of people remotely associated with actual development are acting in public. You trying to tell me this?

Let's see - I think Balmer did a stupid thing with his "monkey-dance", so -using your logic- all Microsoft products has to be completely and utterly rotten, an cannot be advised to use - right?

Seems logical to me then...

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pcunite Member since:
2008-08-26

Wow! So the whole quality of an OS depends on how some minority of people remotely associated with actual development are acting in public. You trying to tell me this? Let's see - I think Balmer did a stupid thing with his "monkey-dance", so -using your logic- all Microsoft products has to be completely and utterly rotten, an cannot be advised to use - right? Seems logical to me then...


Stallman is not a minority, he is a leader. Balmer may do things silly but is not insulting users of his sytems. Balmer does not keep people from user his software by insulting them. No I am not a MS fanboy. I use linux servers every day.

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