Re: email threat
> > BBC Radio described the Melissa virus as being Open Source. Was
> > Melissa properly certified?
> Oh, that's all we need - people thinking that open source is virus technology.
> The virus was distributed in source code form because there is no compiled
> version of a word macro.
The commentator did get some of the Open Source idea correct. She
explained that Melissa could be modified since the source code was
While the Melissa license is a bit unclear, Melissa aggressively
encourages free distribution of its source code.