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Mar 20, 2007, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"But the success of the January event follows controversy in December when organisers of the Open Source Developers Conference in Melbourne were forced to apologise to attendees and sponsors after a male speaker used "softcore" pornographic images to illustrate a presentation on ACME::Playmate, a humorous Perl module."

"And in October, American Linux kernal developer Valerie Henson protested the decision by a Wikipedia editor to delete her entry in the community-maintained online encyclopedia by staging an "outing" of herself on a spoof website entitled "Val Henson is a man"."

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