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Mail Bag: Inflatable Dolls Called Mommy

Mail Bag: Inflatable Dolls Called Mommy

Hope this article ("Huge MyDoom Zombie Army Wipes Out SCO") isn't your last word on the MyDoom virus. Hope we can expect an editorial in CNS and LinuxGram STRONGLY condemning it.

You could point out that it's a proven fact that guys who write viruses suffer from a medical condition - microphallus - and probably own an inflatable doll they call Mommy.

Interfering with SCO's free speech is bad enough, but to use zillions of innocent people to do it, and bog down the whole net in the process is just plain vicious.

Next time, maybe the Linux hacker who did this will hijack and airliner and fly it into the SCO buildings (oh, I forget, hackers are cowards).

Somebody in the Linux community knows who did this, and they should turn that person over to the FBI. If they don't, then the denials of the Linux bigwigs will sound as hollow as the PLO's.

Rather than focusing on the legal issues, many of these same Linux bigwigs found it expedient to demonize SCO - admittedly an easy target because nobody likes the company - and whip their followers up into a frenzy. SCO has become a scapegoat for every IP law that the Linux community doesn't like, and for their nagging collective doubts about the originality of Linux. The present act of terrorism was an entirely foreseeable consequence of this strategy.

The Linux leadership needs to act responsibly and immediately tone down its anti-SCO rhetoric.

Mark Ryan

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riffraff 02/09/04 12:51:36 PM EST

<<"Next time, maybe the Linux hacker who did this...">>

Huh? I thought MyDoom was a Windows virus.

What in the world makes you competent to judge what kind "hacker" he is? Your assumptions do not make it fact.