[lug] EETimes Article
efm at tummy.com
Wed Feb 11 11:51:38 MST 2004
* On 2004-02-11 11:17 J. Wayde Allen <wallen at village.org> wrote:
> As a community please take a look at the following:
I think the article is based on an illogical argument.
The argument, as I take it is:
Some people in the Linux community write evil viruses.
Evil viruses are bad.
Therefore the Linux community is bad for writing evil viruses.
So, we've got a category mistake (people who write evil viruses equal Linux
community). And a lost qualification ('some' gets lost).
This sort of poor reasoning is pretty common these days.
I think we'd all agree that writing viruses is a poor Public relations
strategy for Linux. I suspect the people who are writing them are,
being the anti-social types they must be, not terribly concerned with
the broader consequences of their actions.
But then, I knew that before I read the article.
Regards, tummy.com, ltd
Evelyn Mitchell Linux Consulting since 1995
efm at tummy.com Senior System and Network Administrators
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