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]: Tasteless, but not evil
by codex on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:28 UTC 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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