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Sex, Live, and Virtualization

Oct 08, 2009, 03:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"Today, I'm going to complain again though I hope you, and maybe someone at Ubuntu, will find some of what I have to say useful. After all, I believe that Ubuntu, and Canonical, produce a great product and do great things for Linux, FOSS, and the community. Besides, totay's tech trials do have a happy ending. Still, even great products can be improved upon, and I don't believe I'm here to be a cheerleader (at least I don't think so). First though, I have to address the issue of sex, or more accurately, sexism.

"Much has been made of Mark Shuttleworth's keynote speech at Linuxcon as to whether his speech was sexist, demeaning to women, and whether it was a reflection of the man. Last week, I said Mark was a cool billionaire based on my own personal definition of 'cool billionaire'. Right now, Cirque du Soleil founder (and billionaire) Guy Laliberté is on board the International Space Station fulfilling one of my of my great personal dreams -- ah, to be that rich! If Guy Laliberté also happens to like Linux/FOSS, he's definitely cool in my books."

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