Apparently, Shake it Up, a Disney kid’s show, has an over-the-top stereotype nerd dispensing computer security advice:
Nerd: Did you use open-source code to save time, and the virus was hidden in it?
Nerd: Rookie mistake.
Slashdot will, of course, lose its mind, but the real headline is that open source was mentioned in the first place. In a sitcom. For kids. That’s a great start, if you ask me. And besides:
In a company the size of Disney it is understandable that the left hand sometimes scarcely knows the other even exists.
It therefore seems entirely likely the sitcom was written, filmed and screened without anyone involved knowing that
Disney-owned Pixar recently released some of its production code under an open source licence.
[via El Reg.]