Feminists hate Linus Torvalds. They hate him for not caring about “diversity” in tech (a.k.a. women in tech) and for saying that individual contributions and technical skills matter. Feminists hate Torvalds for refusing to kowtow to Sarah Sharp, a now former Linux developer, who accused him of being abusive. Torvalds also refused to step down from managing the Linux kernel as feminists like Shanley Kane have demanded. How Torvalds has handled feminists can be best summed up by this image:
Thus, I was not surprised when Eric S. Raymond, another leader in the free and open source software community, found out from a trusted source that there is a persistent to get Torvalds into a position where a woman could make false attempted sexual assault accusation against Torvalds. ESR’s source has said that there have already been several attempts to do this to Torvalds.
While all we have is an IRC conversation as evidence, it is likely there is at least one woman out there trying to set up Torvalds. This is the same tactic that has been used against Julian Assange and Michael Shermer, by the atheist+ feminists. Linus Torvalds definitely needs to be careful.