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OSNews Asks: Who'd Be Responsible for a Linux Conficker?

Apr 16, 2009, 17:32 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"A Linux distribution is made up of various components written by lots of different projects. Those projects, in turn, are comprised of lots of individuals who contribute code in a loose manner. Microsoft Windows is also made up of various different components, written by several different departments ("projects", if you will) within Microsoft. These projects, in turn, are also comprised of several different people.

"If you can blame "Microsoft" for the Conficker worm, then who do you blame when it comes to a Linux distribution?"

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