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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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

The above strikes me as an attempt to market the methodology that we see most apparently displayed in totalitarian regimes and the FUD of certain marketing departments of huge corporations

Would Mr. Mike Godwin, please pick up the blue house phone. Careful...

and neither does Richard Dawkins.

FWIW, I agree with Richard Dawkins' views on religion pretty much whole-heartedly. But I think his strategy is poor.

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PrimalDK Member since:
2005-07-12

"The above strikes me as an attempt to market the methodology that we see most apparently displayed in totalitarian regimes and the FUD of certain marketing departments of huge corporations

Would Mr. Mike Godwin, please pick up the blue house phone. Careful...
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Nice :-)

"and neither does Richard Dawkins.

FWIW, I agree with Richard Dawkins' views on religion pretty much whole-heartedly. But I think his strategy is poor.
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Of course you do. Doesn't quite come as a surprise, given the nature of our bullet exchange below. ;-)

But, I'm thrilled to see yet another individual with the capacity to rid himself of the horrid fairy tales that have shaped most of human history.

Although...by saying that, I fear I will have Rocked Even More Boats...

Thumbs up!

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