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Re: email threat

bruce@perens.com writes:

> > 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.

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