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[5]: What's wrong with sexism?
by dagw on Thu 9th Jul 2009 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What's wrong with sexism?"
dagw
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2005-07-06

I like my freedom of speech,

As do I. I'm huge proponent of freedom of speech. However this really has nothing to do with freedom of speech. No on is saying that saying what RMS said should be illegal or censored.

which is why I'll joke about subjects that are "inappropriate" like, say, religion, no matter who might take offense.

And that is fair enough. You have every right to do so. But do so at the "wrong" time and place don't be surprised if people form a poor opinion of you and refuse to listen to your message. If you're cool with that, more power to you, but don't bitch about the consequences afterward.

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