[UbuntuWomen] Mark Shuttleworth's comments

Ilavenil Thirumavalavan ilavenil at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 15:18:13 BST 2009


Hello Caroline,
Here is a link to an open letter to Mark Shuttleworth from Kirrily Robert:
http://geekfeminism.org/2009/09/23/open-letter-to-mark-shuttleworth/
I think she explains the issue very well.

Ilavenil

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Caroline Ford <
caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com> wrote:

> When and where did Mark Shuttleworth say this? It's the first I've
> heard of it.
>
> Caroline
>
> Sent from a mobile device.
>
> On 4 Oct 2009, at 06:39, Ilavenil Thirumavalavan <ilavenil at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I've always viewed Linux as a community - you use other's skills,
> > and give back what you can. And when I installed Ubuntu a couple of
> > months back, it was so wonderful that I'm never going back to M$
> > again. However, after reading Mark Shuttleworth's comments on
> > "explaining to the girls", I feel disillusioned, and was actually
> > thinking of switching to another distro, till I came across this
> > group. I'm sure there have been discussions about the sexist remarks
> > in this group. Can anyone give me some links to access those emails?
> > And, is there any action planned from the group? I want to take part.
> >
> > Ilavenil
> > --
> > It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so
> > long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got
> > your money as long as you have got it.
> > -Edwin Way Teale
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-- 
It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as
it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long
as you have got it.
-Edwin Way Teale
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