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: sexism
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:37 UTC in reply to "sexism"
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Yes, but RMS is not your everyday nerd.

Imagine if Steve Jobs or Bill Gates made a similar speech. The world would be aflame.

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RE[2]: sexism
by dylansmrjones on Thu 9th Jul 2009 16:13 in reply to "RE: sexism"
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No it wouldn't.

In case of Steve Jobs, the RDF would take care of it. And in case of Bill Gates, "analysts" would hail him as being the new Master of the Universe, and would write long content-less articles about how the next version of Windows would take care of female IT-virgins and liberate them from the patriarchal society which keeps oppressing them - or something similar and just as stupid.


*** Besides that, patents should be abolished ***

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RE[2]: sexism
by righard on Thu 9th Jul 2009 18:19 in reply to "RE: sexism"
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Your right, the world would be aflame after Bill Gates proclaims that he likes to take away girls' emac-virginity.

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RE[3]: sexism
by dylansmrjones on Thu 9th Jul 2009 20:26 in reply to "RE[2]: sexism"
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Thx for making me laugh ;)

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RE[2]: sexism
by xDisruptor on Fri 10th Jul 2009 07:25 in reply to "RE: sexism"
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Steve jobs is steve jobs and bill bates is bill bates. Like when _should_ anyone behave like anyone. And even if Steve Jobs `Stallmaned' the crowd with something like this the civilized world would keep going as usual. Stop beating ppl over the head with the nerfbat of political correctness only to malform even more wannabe intellectual snobs who think that sunlight comes out of their arses. These people distract attention from the real issues by encouraging societies to keeping aiming at shadows over made-up non-issues.

This is what political correctness is doing and we dont buy into such b*****t anymore. It's over.

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