[LCA2015-Chat] #IStandWithLinus

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Mon Jan 19 15:51:35 AEDT 2015

On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Amanda Jackson <amanda.jackson at lca2015.linux.org.au> 
> From what I've read on the arstechnica comments, most responses have been
> very reasoned, logical and non-aggressive, so I can't imagine that any of
> the Linux community are behind threats to shanley.

People in the Linux community don't have to actively support attacks on 
Shanley and similar horrible stuff.  All they have to do is comment on all 
other aspects of the issue and refrain from saying anything bad about such 
attacks and the attackers will take that as support.

If you say "I think that $PERSON_BEING_HARASSED is wrong" without making any 
comment about harassment being wrong then people will interpret it as "I think 
that $PERSON_BEING_HARASSED is wrong and deserves to be harassed".

On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Ryan Stuart <ryan.stuart.85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems to be where it all began ->
> https://twitter.com/tolbiac110/status/556006484832976898. In particular,
> the link in that tweet.


Is the 8ch.net referenced there like the 8chan discussed in the above Reddit 
thread?  If so be careful when reading that site, there may be stuff that's 
beyond NSFW.

On Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Aimee Maree <aimee at aimeemaree.com> wrote:
> All I know is shanley started mentioning things on twitter in a reaction to
> the LCA appearance... However since then it has blown out into another
> aspect of an article referring to her past as she used to have ideals that
> go against diversity to say it diplomatically... 


There are lots of people who have changed their opinions over time.  When 
someone changes to the degree that they actively work to refute beliefs that 
they used to hold then it doesn't make much sense to attack them for their 
past beliefs.  As an aside the above Andrew Denton interview with a former 
leader of the KKK is worth watching.

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