On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:30:48AM +0000, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> I'm not sure who was listening to Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 this
> morning but there was a piece just before 8am about the mydoom virus given
> (as an interview) by William Campbell of BUA Training.
>>http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland.html>http://www.buatraining.com/Personnel.htm>> Not only did it show William Campbell to be horrifically ill-informed, but
> what he did say was downright slanderous of OSS, Linux and OpenOffice.org.
>> The impression one got was that Campbell had never heard of OSS and had
> been coached by one of his tech department in the half hour run up so he
> could talk about this Lynux thing and openoffice.org attacking Microsoft
> and someone called SCO. He basically made the OSS community sound like a
> bunch of spoilt children who were trying to attack Microsoft. David Hanley
> compounded it by getting him to agree that "this is an act of hatred by "
>> I wouldn't like to be in a meeting recommending OSS software this morning.
heh heh, he referred to OSS as Open Systems Software and pronounced as
how the hell is he a 'computer expert'?
although openoffice.org probably didn't have much to do with the ddos
attacks on sco, the motives for the attacks are most likely from sco's
attacks on linux.
i'd say though that it's probably some script kiddie that think he's l33t
by taking down a big shot like sco, this script kiddie probably has a dell
with XP on it too and wouldn't be able to find his way around a lindows
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