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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Stallman is out of touch
by bousozoku on Thu 9th Jul 2009 19:14 UTC
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Come on now, you know that a lot of these people are so fanatical about promoting their agenda that they're not in touch with reality.

How many times has Linus Torvalds made a comment that enraged half the developers on the planet? Steve Ballmer is another. There are plenty of opinionated people out there who push buttons without even knowing it.

He thought that he was being clever and he can't see that he wasn't and no amount of explanation will change his thinking. He should leave out such things in the future and concentrate on what he knows.

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