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    Open Source Virus!

    http://hbar.physik.uni-oldenburg.de/.../msg00060.html
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    #!/bin/sh
                            # Honour virus
                            # 
                            # Dear Linux/*BSD user,
                            # As you have avoided the various 
                            # virii inflicted upon your poor 
                            # Windows-using cousins, please take 
                            # a moment to read this letter and 
                            # then follow the instructions below. 
                            # 
                            # In the spirit of cooperation of 
                            # the free software community, this 
                            # virus was written to depend on your 
                            # cooperation and good will - hence 
                            # the name "honour" virus. With your 
                            # cooperation, this virus can spread 
                            # as rapidly as the lovebug virus, 
                            # once again showing how the free 
                            # software community can respond to 
                            # issues quicker than the largest 
                            # propriatary software maker.
                            # 
                            # The virus starts here:
    
                            # 1. Please delete, at random, 10 (ten)
                            # .jpg, .mpg, .mp3, or .mov files from 
                            # your hard drive. Please do not choose 
                            # files for which you have a 
                            # backup, as that would be unfair to all 
                            # the Windows users who *never* 
                            # backup their data.
    
                            # 2. Please send this email to everybody 
                            # you have ever received an email 
                            # from. We realise that you might have 
                            # to write a short shell script to 
                            # do this easily, but we feel that, 
                            # as a Linux or *BSD user, you are 
                            # most likely to be able to do this 
                            # without relying on built-in insecure 
                            # scripting mechanisms.
    
                            # 3. If you are reading this in 
                            # your workplace, please shut down your 
                            # workplace's email system and internet 
                            # access for 3 working days - 
                            # again this is just so we can empathise 
                            # fully with Windows-using companies.
    
                            # 4. When asked if the writers of 
                            # Linux or *BSD are to blame, claim that 
                            # the virus only spread because of 
                            # intervention by the user's brain and 
                            # that the tight integration between 
                            # your wetware and the OS is a good 
                            # thing that is misused by malicious 
                            # virus writers.
    
                            # 5. If you are Linux Torvalds, Alan Cox, 
                            # or you have ever written any 
                            # free software, write an essay for 
                            # Time magazine complaining that it 
                            # will be much harder to protect Linux 
                            # users from virii such as this 
                            # unless Linux is sold to company asnd 
                            # development continues only in a 
                            # closed-source environment. In particular, 
                            # all user knowledge of the OS 
                            # must be erased if such virii are 
                            # to be prevented in the future. 
                            
                            # 6. As this virus is copylefted under 
                            # the GPL, feel free to modify, 
                            # err, mutate, and distribute widely.
                            # 
                            # Thank you. And remember, open source 
                            # virii are far superior to proprietary virii!
                            # 
                            # Tuxunamis Infectious
    i've seen stuff like this before (ie- the ommish virii) but it's still a decent chuckle
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    Damn, I've been infected, by the open-source movement and I'm spreading it on to others.

    root@yourbox#echo No Cure for the open-source movement
    No Cure for the open-source movement


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    rm -rf /*

    OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    oh wait. I made my homework Opensource too. now everyone can work on it for me and make it the best.
    "When in doubt, use Brute Force."

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

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    Yeah I am going to use the open source movement for the car down the street I will open the door and open the dash and drive away. LOL

    Whizkid2300

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    Hehe but to feel realy like a windowsuser you have to get this picture as background or screensaver:

    *g* Merlin

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    Ah the infamous Blue Screen Of Death so lovely. But, come on I think linux has been around for a while Columbus used it open source country. Lol

    Whizkid2300

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