By Jonathan Deamer. Follow me on Twitter/Instagram or take a random shot.
Way to alienate newcomers to your political movement
Female on Pirate Party mailing list: "The woman just wanted some answers for her thesis [on hackers’ impact on politics]. Why is there [a GNU/Linux] argument over how she wrote her survey?"
Male on mailing list: "yes, Pirates Thinking ist hard, thats why most people judge." [sic]
A reasonable and sensible request so quickly descending into one of the oldest flame wars around (with a little help from Richard Stallman) shows how easy it could be for the Pirate Party to miss the point.
(I don’t know if gender was an issue here, but worth noting after recent kerfuffles.)