Re: Linus v2.0 released (Male?)

Erik Andersen (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 20:38:54 -0700

On Dec 10, 1996, KRSE ( wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Erik Troan wrote:
> > > Congratulations, and we're all waiting for a new male version (perhaps
> > > v2.1? nah, it's gotta be 2.2 at least) :-))
> <anti-sexist>
> Why is it called "male"? If you happen to be making a refrence to the
> stable kernels being "male" and the unstable ones being "female", I'd like
> you to know that its hard enough being a female in the world of linux and
> that this concept/refrence is quite rude and unfair, however funny you may
> have found it.
> </anti-sexist>
> > Definitely. Any new male version will be under development for quite a while!
> > It'll probably take *years* to mature into anything resembling a stable
> > version.
> See the above. I am confused.
> Happily me,
> -Katy

This thread refers to a recent posting by Linus on the
comp.os.linux.announce mailing list which (as nearly as
I can tell) attempted to humerously announce the fact that
he has recently become the father of a baby girl. As far
as I know, no sexism was involved, and all parties
involved are happy with the result.


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