When it was pointed out to the company that Garrett was using the same blog to announce company initiatives and also slag off people in the Linux community, and hence the company could be mistaken to be endorsing personal posts, a spokeswoman avoided the question.
Her response was: “These posts are from Matthew’s personal blog. As a standard practice, we do not comment on our employees’ personal blogs.”
Valerie Aurora, the co-founder of The Ada Initiative, resurrected the Ts’o affair; he had made certain comments on a mailing list back in February 2011. A keynote speaker at the Australian national Linux conference, held in Brisbane in late January 2011, had been asked to apologise for the use of what were deemed to be sexualised images in his presentation, and Ts’o’s post to the list was made in a thread that was discussing this issue.