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[2]: What an utter non-issue
by nachokb on Mon 13th Jul 2009 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE: What an utter non-issue"
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I swear it is as though there is a small clicky group of people who see it as their duty to make life as bloody miserable as possible for the rest of us by whining about anything that pops into their head.

I just registered just to say this: AMEN. Stop whining about every stupid thing. His joke was not sexist.

If someone did see the commentary as sexist, it's only because of two reasons together: (1) they didn't understand it, and (2) what he was making fun of is sexist in the first place.

BTW, I don't think the author read that xkcd comic (unless this is really a joke). It totally proves him wrong.


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