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: Freedom of speech is dead
by lawlernet on Thu 9th Jul 2009 17:45 UTC in reply to "Freedom of speech is dead"
lawlernet
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2005-08-22

...when people believe there's an overriding right to go through life never being offended.

Unfortunately, this attitude is pervasive in many places (a special hello to academia) these days.


Who said that he shouldn't have the right to say what he said? There's a difference between "He said something that pissed me off," and "What he said should be outlawed," you know. I'm tired of the argument that it's morally okay to say whatever you want because we have freedom of speech on our side. That's deflecting the issue, he said something offensive, he should own up to it. Legally he had every right to say it, morally, that's an entirely different issue.

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