This is true of women in STEM the world over, the presumption they couldn't possibly know and so using it as a chance to either flex or white knight.
"Haha Google is FOSS because I can view source in chrome" is absurd. "Microsoft Windows is FOSS because i didn't have to pay to upgrade." No one is going to call a guy on those.
The punchline to the entire joke is the guys telling me to shut up because i'm obviously clueless.
The reason tech bro trolling works, even if you are astoundingly egregious about it, is internalized misogynistic presumption of incompetence.
If a guy makes a joke about Linux, open source, whatever, that's really painfully obvious they're pretending to not know what they're on about, they're not likely to get many responses confronting them. Even if they seriously don't they often don't. Someone hyperfeminine? There's no fucking way they could know what they're talking about.
@strider @sweetmercury @ohai @lynnesbian this is like the very definition of free in multiple ways. If you can download it for no money and you can stay free whatever you do with it how can it be non-free? The only way it could be more free is if you got a receipt.
Checkmate, nerds. Logic up in this bitch.
Unstoppable shitposting engine.