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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Your response is a prime example of someone not understanding the Joke. Which is very dangerous for comedians and would be comedians. Its not that you don't think its funny ( I certainly think its pretty lame), but you really, really don't understand the style of the joke.

I once made a joke to someone in response to what I thought was a joke directed at me. Turns out, he wasn't joking, he *was* trying to insult me and thought my return joke *was* trying to insult him. He almost killed me. I've learned that I cannot have people in my life that do not understand my humor, as they are more likely to kill me than laugh at me.

So, I don't think we could ever be friends WereCatf. And I'll try to refrain from making jokes in your presence, but its a part of who I am and have little voluntary control over it. I apologize in advance if anything I say offends you.

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