[UbuntuWomen] Mark Shuttleworth's comments

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 4 21:12:08 UTC 2009

Well he's the founder/funder but it's nice to know it goes all the way  
to the top. When people have had problems some people have thought 'if  
only Mark knew!' as though he'd stop it.

Ubuntu has a code of conduct but nobody has ever been done for  
breaches of it. It's a meaningless piece of paper, a PR document.

I'm interested that the leaders of the group didn't tell the list  
about the issue. Trying to protect him?

I don't need this crap in my life - I'm busy enough. Nowhere else is  
this sort of stuff acceptible. It certainly isn't acceptible in my  
FLOSS community (and I wouldn't volunteer there if it was). We are all  
busy and can choose where we spend our time. I don't see the point in  
dealing with people who think I'm inferior.


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On 4 Oct 2009, at 21:59, Flavia <flavialar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi! Here is the video of the keynote if you didnt see it
> (http://techcast.com/events/linuxcon/shuttleworth/), please pay
> special attention to minutes 35:00 and the minute 35:56, when he make
> a sexist comments:"... making sure that your printer, your mom's
> printer, my grandma's printer just work out of the box..."we'll have
> less trouble explaining to girls what we actually do."
> I understand that some speakers tend to adapt their speech to the
> audience but in this case to me is counterproductive because this
> person represents a Linux distribution whose vision is "Linux for
> everybody" and the fact of closing his speech to a certain group even
> is a majority one is against of what he promote. I think if he is
> sexist should not be evangelizing Ubuntu because it damages the good
> intentions of the people that contribute to this operating system.
> Regards,
> Flavia L.
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