Report: Feminists Trying To Frame Open-Source Leaders For Harassment
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 4 November 2015 at 10:37 PM EST. 170 Comments
According to well-known open-source contributor Eric S Raymond, various "feminists" are trying to frame Linus Trovalds for sexual harassment.

Eric wrote on his blog, "The short version is: if you are any kind of open-source leader or senior figure who is male, do not be alone with any female, ever, at a technical conference. Try to avoid even being alone, ever, because there is a chance that a 'women in tech' advocacy group is going to try to collect your scalp."

ESR continued to write, "I have to see it as an an attempt to smear and de-legitimize the Linux community (and, by extension, the entire open-source community) in order to render it politically pliable."

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