John Madden wrote:
> According to this "expert", SCO was targetted because you can download a
> free alternative to Microsoft Office -- how does this make any sense?
It doesn't. He basically presented reasons for proprietary software
companies to fear open source software as a motive for the open source
community to attack the websites of SCO and Microsoft.
He implies that there was some organised effort in the open source
community to create MyDoom, but doesn't present any evidence for
this. I personally won't believe it until I see the project on
It is possible that the person or persons who created MyDoom
are supporters of open source, but it's also possible they
are Manchester United fans.
In my opinion it is more likely that the distributed denial of
service attack is a smokescreen, or an attempt to generate publicity,
or even an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the open source
community. So far it seems to be succeeding.
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