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]: Freedom of speech is dead
by hurdboy on Thu 9th Jul 2009 17:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Freedom of speech is dead"
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Google "fighting words." At the same time, knowing there's the possibility that physical harm will befall you if you say something that incredibly stupid functions as a very effective form of prior restraint.

But, yes, I defend your right to say things that may even incite violence. "Fire!" in a crowded theater is a different matter.

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