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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Nerds just don't get
by jimmtyop on Thu 9th Jul 2009 22:51 UTC
jimmtyop
Member since:
2009-07-09

As an engineer I have been to many predominately male conferences. They SUCK. I hate looking next door at the Pharmaceutical rep conference and seeing all the hot girls but having to be instead with my dork counterparts.
Linux, yes you dorks, needs more women. Women are fun to be around. And they're smart and have great ideas. Why not do what you can to bring them in, instead of treating them like crap?
I swear you people are so short sighted. Duh, hello, keep going to your speeches and sit between dilbert and elmer. If that's what you like.

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RE: Nerds just don't get
by PrimalDK on Thu 9th Jul 2009 22:59 in reply to "Nerds just don't get"
PrimalDK Member since:
2005-07-12

Well, jimmtyop,

I am sure the "hot women" will be debating sexism among dorks. If you think we're dorks, maybe they'll think you are too? Or maybe you're that one "hot" male the pharmacist babes are gasping for?

Of course, they have always been into pills. ;-)

Perhaps they can make you an anti-dork one?

(just joking)

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