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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People support Theo in spite of his lack of tact because him, unlike Stallman, is more often right than not.

He doesn't even flame people much anymore and those that have been flamed lately deserved that and more.

In the end, this whole mess is Stallman's fault. Call your license copy-left and soon you have gathered thousands of weirdos like that David guy who have to be very stupid to:
- Not notice that it is a reference to a part of Emacs sub-culture(retarded as it might be).
- Feel offended when no female was.
- Publish private messages of a third party without authorization.

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