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Why are people attacking RMS?

Jul 21, 2009, 14:33 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"When the two main desktop projects catering to free and open source software - KDE and GNOME - held their annual desktop summit at the same place for the first time, they probably expected nothing but messages of peace and harmony to emanate.

"Instead the keynote speaker, Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, has become the focal point of any news about the summit.

"Stallman is under attack for remarks he made, which are purported to be sexist. He has used the same or similar text many times before this but there have been no such allegations.

"Suddenly, in the eyes of some, Stallman has become a sexist. But the timing, when it comes to attacking the man, leads one to theorise that there may be other motivations behind the attacks."

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