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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I'm getting tired of this...
by PrimalDK on Fri 10th Jul 2009 02:27 UTC
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* defending gay rights
* defending the right to a prosecution before conviction
* defending the climate
* defending privacy rights
* offending cigarette manufacturers
* offending bottled water manufacturers
* offending the homeopaths

The list goes on and on.

Yeah...he sure is an ignorant, isn't he...

In fact, he's NOT busy defending women's rights because he thinks them ENTIRELY capable of defending themselves, as ANY person with a belief in gender equality would.

And he is NOT busy NOT making sexist jokes because BOTH women and men FIND THEM FUNNY.

It's just dorks like me in forums like this, with too little to do, who make such jokes an issue.

Off to work, I am. Miss you, I will.

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