BBC Links Linux To MyDoom
Thanks for your e-mail.
I have noted the points you made - as well as the vigorous debate on
Slashdot.org about this article.
Well, Stephen Evan's weekly "stateside" column is not a news story, but
an analytical look at major events and business trends in the United
It is, of course, debatable whether MyDoom/Novarg/Shimgapi was written
just to bring down the SCO website, or whether the installation of
spamming tools on numerous computers was an additional - or even the
main - motive.
That was not the point of Stephen's article.
In his piece he wanted to draw the attention of BBC News Online's
audience - many of whom are unlikely to know the ins and outs of the
Open Source debate - to the rapid spread of Linux as a commercial
application, SCO's attempts to cash in on this fact, and the deep anger
that SCO has caused within the Linux community through its legal
Stephen is not the first to draw the link between MyDoom and SCO's
actions over Linux - plenty of others have done that before, including
BBC News Interactive - www.bbc.co.uk/businessnews