[UbuntuWomen] " How will [] free software be improved by being developed by a bl ack transsexual woman ?"

Kÿra kxra at fsf.org
Wed Oct 17 07:14:52 UTC 2012


Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day, and I wanted to bring up the types of
views that we are up against right now. The quote in the subject line is
one among many critical responses on Reddit to the Free Software
Foundations post for Ada Lovelace Day.

The original FSF post:
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/happy-ada-lovelace-day

The Reddit discussion:
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/11litu/fsf_on_ada_lovelace_day_though_the_number_of/

If you have the energy to keep up with this, I truly think it makes a
difference. As much as it pains me, I think that "don't feed the trolls"
only leads to complacency and these people need to be responded to. I'm
starting to have an impact, but I wanted to do two things:
 * Gain support in this particular discussion on reddit
 * Start a meta-discussion about the need to be outspoken

P.S. I wrote a post praising/building upon the FSF's post on FreeCulture.org

http://freeculture.org/blog/2012/10/17/happy-ada-lovelace-day/

-- 
Campaigns Organizer, Free Software Foundation: www.fsf.org
Board of Directors, Students for Free Culture: www.freeculture.org

Blog: http://thesilentnumber.me  -  StatusNet Microblog:
http://identi.ca/kxra
Email: kxra at fsf.org  -  SMS: +1.617.340.3661
Jabber/XMPP: kxra at fsf.org  -  IRC: kxra @freenode @oftc @riseup @indymedia





More information about the Ubuntu-Women mailing list