[LCA2015-Chat] #IStandWithLinus

Lana Brindley mail at lanabrindley.com
Mon Jan 19 13:03:47 AEDT 2015

On 19/01/15 11:49, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, sio at tesser.org wrote:
>>> Now inspired by the #lca2015 discussion there's a #IStandWithLinus
>>> discussion which has more than a bit of overlap with #GamerGate.
>> I wish I'd had the foresight to not open that. -shudder-
> One thing that's interesting to note is that "gamers" are saying things like
> "Bloggers who have produced NOTHING feel qualified to criticize the open
> source community?".  I really doubt that the GamerGate community includes a
> single person who has made any contribution to Linux comparable to Matthew
> Garrett.
> A significant portion of #IStandWithLinus is about attacking Shanley.  I think
> it's noteworthy that they spend more effort attacking a woman than actually
> doing what they claim to be doing and defending Linus.
I'm trying to work out if the #istandwithlinus hashtag grew out of his 
appearance at LCA directly, or if it happened indirectly through the 
arstechnica article. I also can't tell if @shanley was reacting to the 
LCA appearance, or something else. Anyone got any clues? (hoping to grow 
a blog post out of this, if I discover I have something important to say 
about it).


Lana Brindley

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