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Writing about FOSS sexism

So what have I learned exactly? To start with, while members of the FOSS community like to think of themselves as rational beings, when subjects like gender issues are raised, emotion swamps logic to an alarming degree.

This tendency shows up occasionally among feminists in over-reactions, such as the call by srlinuxx on Tuxmachines.org to boycott Ubuntu because of its founder Mark Shuttleworth made some sexist remarks in his LinuxCon keynote. However, such reactions are understandable, given that the issue is just now being discussed openly after years of people gritting their teeth in silence.

They are also a minority of reactions.

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boycotting ubuntu

He's the third person to (mis)quote me as if I was calling for a wide-spread cross-the-internet boycott of ubuntu. Even if I had such a desire, I wouldn't have the audacity to think anyone would listen to me.

I was merely asking if ignoring ubuntu on my website would cause too much degradation in quality of the set of links and if folks would quit coming if I did.

geez. does anyone actually read passed the headline anymore?

Boycott Ubuntu bloggers

Just boycott Ubunutu bloggers. They've taken to just out right lying about the distro these days. I mean big bold face lies. The kind you usually hear from Microsoft.

What? You mean Ubuntu doesn't

Cure cancer, make your kids smarter, make 3rd world people instant millionaires, predict the future, improve your sex life or whiten your teeth?

Amazing.

Big Bear

re: ubuntu

I don't know about all that, but I lost 10 pounds in a week using Ubuntu!

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