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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You're not getting why I called him an "asshole". I called him such because I think that the combination of his speech, his emails, and his behaviour warrants such a designation. Like you said - "as long as it is truthful".

My example of walking up the OP's mom was an unwarranted, untruthful example. Still, in the world of free speech that many seem to aspire to, I would be perfectly legit in saying so. Free speech for everyone at all times everywhere, right?

No. If you call someone something, you better have the evidence to back it up. I have no evidence to back the mom=whore claim, but I do have the evidence to back up the claim that RMS has been acting like an asshole. Of course, I was actually looking for a better word, but I just don't know of any.

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