Since the “EMACS virgins” joke incident and resulting discussion was a major point in this year’s discussions about women in Free/Libre/Open Source Software (it became major, I think, mostly due to timing; since it was followed fairly quickly by Skud’s separately planned Standing Out in the Crowd keynote at OSCON), there are probably a bunch of people interested in seeing Richard Stallman’s statement, and perhaps in discussing it. Here’s your thread.
Stallman’s statement was sent to two email lists, the GNOME Foundation list and the GNOME Women list, and is publicly archived. It’s four paragraphs long, and can be found at For avoidance of misunderstandings.
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