[LCA2015-Chat] #IStandWithLinus

Amanda Jackson amanda.jackson at lca2015.linux.org.au
Mon Jan 19 14:50:48 AEDT 2015

Because I'm a bit OCD about these things... I had to go look to find the
start of the thread.  Picture attached.  The recent thread started with
@tolbiac110 <https://twitter.com/tolbiac110> on the 16th Jan, so perhaps DM

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Lana Brindley <mail at lanabrindley.com>

> 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).
> L
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